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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.

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Study 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? Creative writing at Griffith is the degree for you.

Learn from the best

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.

Join our literary community

Just as important as the curriculum, Griffith Creative Writing also supports a dynamic and lively literary community. There are always opportunities for students to share their work, meet other writers and learn more about the world of writing through events such as the yearly tour to Ubud Writers’ Festival in Bali, and Smallroom, a popular, monthly reading night. You can also learn valuable editing and publishing skills by becoming involved with the production of Talent Implied, Griffith’s annual creative writing journal.

Kat Orchard and Brooke Whitney

Communication graduates

For public relations specialists Kat Orchard and Brooke Whitney, studying communication at Griffith opened doors to exciting media careers with both obtaining jobs in radio newsrooms before graduating. ‘I loved my time at Griffith,’ says Brooke ‘Broadcasting and TV were my favourite classes and put me in a good position to knock confidently on doors and ask for work experience in radio jobs throughout my degree.‘ Kat echoes these sentiments: ‘Through Griffith, I was able to intern at Nine Gold Coast News, and then within the newsroom at SeaFM,’ she said.

Kat was offered a role at SeaFM on completion of her degree. ‘After a stint in the newsroom, I move into producing which ultimately set the course for my career in the media communications field.’ Both worked in a variety of journalism/PR roles before establishing their passion project Pineapple PR in 2014. The fast growth of Pineapple PR attracted the attention of national brand experience agency The Red Republic, and in 2017 they successfully underwent a business merger, resulting in rebranding to The Pineapple Republic.

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Career outcomes

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
  • Journalism
  • Public policy
  • Advertising
  • Business
  • Publishing
  • Teaching

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Life at Griffith

You can gain more than just a degree at Griffith. With plenty of opportunities to balance life and study, you can make memories and mates to last a lifetime.

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Monday 24 February — Monday 24 February

Trimester 1: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Thursday 28 May to Friday 6 June.

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Monday 11 May — Thursday 14 May

Mature Student Open Evenings

No matter whether you’re returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help you find the right study path.

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Wednesday 13 May — Thursday 14 May

Gold Coast Careers Festival - CANCELLED

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Gold Coast Careers Festival to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Monday 22 June — Wednesday 24 June

Trimester 2: Orientation

Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.

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Monday 29 June — Saturday 10 October

Trimester 2: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Thursday 1 October to Saturday 10 October.

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Saturday 18 July — Sunday 19 July

Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO)

TSXPO is for anyone considering further study. Talk to our academic and professional staff about our degrees, flexible study options, admission pathways, how to apply, scholarships and support services. Entry is free.

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Tuesday 21 July — Tuesday 21 July

Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo

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Monday 3 August — Monday 3 August

Townsville Careers Expo

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Sunday 9 August — Sunday 9 August

Open Day

On Open Day, you’ll find general information about all our degrees at each campus, as well as essential information about student support services, admissions, scholarships and postgraduate studies. It’s a great time to get to know our campuses, experience life at Griffith, explore your study options and find the information you need to make a decision about your future.

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Thursday 27 August — Thursday 27 August

Cairns Youth and Careers Expo

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Monday 14 September — Thursday 17 September

Mature Student Open Evenings

No matter whether you’re returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help you find the right study path.

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Friday 9 October — Saturday 10 October

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

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Monday 19 October — Friday 23 October

Trimester 3: Orientation

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