Adelaide College of the Arts

Writing

Adelaide College of the Arts Writing

WritingThe Professional Writing program at AC Arts provides tuition in creative and non-fiction writing and editing with a focus on the marketplace. Students are encouraged to channel their writing into a range of publications, such as children’s books, short stories, TV and film scripts, novels, poetry, articles, biographies, or focus on editing, corporate, technical or advertising copy.

Students are encouraged to enter writing competitions and have work published while studying, with many achieving success. Graduates gain the skills to run a writing business, work under contract or seek publication of original manuscripts.

Professional Writing at AC Arts suits students with a passion for the written word, who want to take a disciplined approach to their writing, taking feedback from experienced and supportive instructors while sharing ideas with other emerging writers.

Writing Courses

Award CoursesHelp…   National Code
Advanced Diploma of Arts (Professional Writing) 40629SA
Short CoursesHelp… Duration
Writing for Performance 6 months Part Time
Writing Effective Ministerial Briefings & Cabinet Submissions 6 months Part Time
Corporate Writing 3 months Part Time
Writing Stories for Children & Young Adults 6 months Part Time
Technical Writing 6 months Part Time
Fantasy Writing 101 6 months Part Time
Freelance Journalism 6 months Part Time
Creative Writing 6 months Part Time
Editing Techniques 6 months Part Time
Biography Writing 6 months Part Time
Historical Stories 6 months Part Time
Writing Grant Applications 6 months Part Time

Facilities

Professional Writing students at AC Arts have access to modern, fully equipped classrooms, an extensive library, Mac and PC computing suites. Students can even access performance spaces for written-word readings.

AC Arts is located in the city’s arts precinct, where students have ready access to cafés, meeting places and public resources.

Professional Writing students also given flexible learning opportunities, with the option of completing many subjects online or via distance education.

Employment

Graduates of the AC Arts Professional Writing program find work in the public sector or private companies, with many choosing freelance or self-employment options

Successful students often find work as technical or creative writers, reviewers, editors, scriptwriters for stage, film and television, authors of children’s books or popular fiction, as well as historical writers or biographers.

Industry Partners

AC Arts Professional Writing program boasts links with professional writing associations and offers the opportunity for joint publications and work experience within the industry.

Contact

Adelaide College of the Arts
TAFE SA 
39 Light Square
Adelaide
South Australia 5000

PO Box 1872
Adelaide
South Australia 5001

Email: enquire online
Phone: +61 8 8463 5000
Fax: +61 8 8463 5001


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