The Writing major is designed for students who enjoy writing and are interested in developing and consolidating their writing skills and experience. As part of this major, students will extend their practical and analytical writing skills and their understanding of theoretical concepts, in the area of creative and professional writing. Lectures and practical writing workshops give students an opportunity to employ a range of writing genres, including fiction writing, memoir, scriptwriting, and journalism. All units balance the practical development of expertise in writing, and analysis of the writing of others, within a broader social and cultural context.
For a Major, students must complete the following 96 credit points (8 units) of study:
A full course is made up of several smaller topics or subjects. These are referred to as 'units'.
Most courses have compulsory 'core' units, as well as optional units.
'Credit points' are the value that each unit contributes towards your course.
Most units at VU are worth 12 credit points. You will need to complete the required course credit points to graduate.
Students selecting this as Major 1 must choose:
Students are required to complete only one pair of capstone units in their degree (either ACX3005 Graduating Project 1 & ACX3006 Graduating Project 2 or ACX3007 Studio Project 1 & ACX3008 Studio Project 2). Students should select the capstone units offered for their preferred major and then replace the capstone units in the second major with 2 Level three units from a related Discipline major.
This unit set is studied as part of the following course(s):