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Major

Writing

Diploma in Arts

Develop a fundamental and substantial understanding of how language works in words, sentences, paragraphs and documents.

You'll also learn strategies for designing, structuring, writing and revising to be a creative or a corporate writer, or simply a better writer in general.

Writing skills are always in demand. Graduates have found work as journalists, teachers, editors, ghost-writers, publishers and playwrights.

Highlights

85 in the world for arts and humanities

QS World University Rankings 2020

1 in Queensland for arts and humanities

QS World University Rankings 2020

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Content writer
  • Author
  • Copywriter
  • Playwright
  • Editorial writer
  • Book editor
  • Creative writer
  • In-house writer

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Overseas study
  • Studios
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Creative Writing: Narrative Fiction
  • Contemporary Literature: Reading & Writing
  • Fundamentals of Academic Writing
  • Creative Writing: Screenwriting

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