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