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Inspire the world with the written word
Nurture your creative, critical and professional skills as a writer, gain a foundation in the main genres of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, and be supported in finding your own voice.
Studying English and creative writing at Griffith, your flair for expression will be complemented by the relevant professional skills essential to an author in the digital age. Our creative writing courses will not only inspire you to write but also help you build confidence and expertise, and equip you with a developed, critical understanding.
Study English and creative writing at Griffith
Learn from teachers who know how to be successful
Do you love taking people on a journey with the written word? Are you fascinated by exploring and analysing the texts of the past? English and creative writing at Griffith is the degree for you.
You’ll learn from industry experts and award-winning professionals who delight in encouraging your creativity. You’ll explore and gain insights into some of the most exciting contemporary literature in drama, poetry or fiction, and you’ll appreciate the context of British, Australian and American historical literary works.
You’ll refine your craft and specialisation in areas including fiction, non-fiction, short stories, poetry or screenplays. You’ll be given a well-rounded understanding of experimental writing, popular genres and writings across cultures.
You’ll have the chance to take classes that encourage you to learn editorial practice and its application, in particular the developmental intervention necessary to bring a variety of texts to publication standard in print or digital formats.
You can choose to study in tranquil native bushland on the edge of Toohey Forest at Nathan campus, or have the opportunity to complete your studies at the centrally located Gold Coast campus (easily accessible via public transport).
Humanities and Social Sciences is rated 5-stars for Educational Experience by the Good Universities Guide 2018, a leading independent provider of high-quality education and career information.
Griffith Bachelor of Arts graduate
Bachelor of Arts student Daniel Lyons secured an enviable job with the Royal Australian Air Force before he graduated. As a Communications and Information Systems Controller, Daniel manages, monitors and maintains Local Area Networks, as well as operate communication facilities and safe keep classified data. 'The critical thinking skills I developed throughout my Bachelor of Arts degree have definitely given me the edge in getting this role,' he says.
|Bachelor of Arts||Online
|Bachelor of Arts||Gold Coast
|Bachelor of Arts||Nathan
|Bachelor of Arts (Honours)||Nathan
|Bachelor of Arts (Honours)||Gold Coast
|Bachelor of Communication||Online
|Bachelor of Creative Industries||Gold Coast
|Bachelor of Journalism||Nathan
|Bachelor of Journalism||Gold Coast
|Bachelor of Journalism (Honours)||Gold Coast
|Graduate Certificate in Communication||Online
|Graduate Certificate in Creative and Professional Writing||Gold Coast
|Graduate Certificate in Literary Classics||Online
Expand your qualifications and your career options with our range of double degrees. As a double degree graduate, you’ll have a special skill set that will help you stand out with future employers.
|Double Degrees||Campus||OP rank|
|Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business||Nathan
|Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business||Gold Coast
|Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Commerce||Nathan
|Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Arts||Nathan
|Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Arts||Gold Coast
It is important to check the degree requirements including placement requirements, before you apply.
Preparing graduates to work in new and traditional fields
The writing industry is a constantly changing, competitive environment with more and more people wanting to create and publish their own work
At Griffith we have a track record of success with many graduates going on to become published writers, winning or being shortlisted for major writing prizes. Our graduates leave with advanced imaginative and critical abilities, plus practical and vocational literary writing skills. As a Griffith graduate, you'll enjoy great versatility in shaping your career. Degrees in English and creative writing are especially well suited for:
- Creative industries
- New media
- Public policy
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Monday 5 February — Friday 21 December
Ongoing Q&A sessions
Book a 30 minute, personalised appointment with a member of our student recruitment team, to help find the right degree for you and get personalised advice about your study options. You can also find out about scholarships and discover admission pathways to university. Find out more
Saturday 15 December — Thursday 20 December
Explore Your Options - Online
Chat online with our expert study advisers after you have received your entry score, to discuss your study options. Find out about admission pathways, entry requirements and program options, plus what you can do if your OP or ATAR score was higher or lower than expected.
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Sunday 11 August — Sunday 11 August
Open Day 2019
With 240 information sessions, activities and tours across our Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses, discover what’s possible at Griffith. Find out more