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Bachelor of Arts (Professional Writing and Publishing)

  • Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree

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  • Payment options:

    HECS-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    24 units

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  • Awarded by:

    Curtin University

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What you'll learn

My degree through OUA formalised my years of experience.

About this course

Studying this Bachelor of Arts (Professional Writing and Publishing) program through Open Universities Australia will give you the education and practical training to excel in the craft of writing and pursue a career in publishing. In this highly tailored writing and publishing degree, you will gain skills and training in the essentials of writing, editing and publishing, and learn about the importance of context and culture on writing styles and techniques.


Anyone can apply.

Areas of study

In this Bachelor of Arts (Professional Writing and Publishing) program, you can study:

  • Engaging in the humanities
  • Developing research and analytical skills
  • Text and culture
  • Critical thinking
  • Engaging media
  • Engaging in the humanities
  • Australian and global society
  • Art and creativity
  • Text, image, culture
  • Introduction to writing
  • Writing, rhetoric and persuasion
  • Writing the zeitgeist
  • Writing, editing and publishing
  • Writing, deception and authenticity
  • Writing magazine features
  • Writing creative non-fiction
  • Writing and research for professional contexts
  • Writing humour
  • Advanced editing and publishing
  • Writing the past
  • Professional writing placement
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.

OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Bachelor of Arts (Professional Writing and Publishing) from Curtin University.

The Bachelor of Arts (Professional Writing and Publishing) program will give you education and training in the craft and the business of writing. Graduates can expect to be employed in research, writing, editing and publishing in government and industry, as well as the not-for-profit sector, arts organisations, and the magazine and book industries.

Curious about where a career in writing could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Writer
  • Editor
  • Technical Writer
  • Copywriter
  • Proofreader

Payment options & support

Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or scholarships.

You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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