Professional Writing

La Trobe University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Professional Writing

  • Host University

    La Trobe University

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Creative Writing, English, Journalism, Writing Arts

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Learning to write well brings benefits within and beyond university. This interdisciplinary unit offers you the opportunity to strengthen your professional, creative and academic writing skills. We develop a conceptual framework for analysing the writing of others and editing your own work effectively, as well as improving your skills in the generation of ideas, elements of style and identification with the audience. These areas of writing will be explored through modules with theoretical and practical components:
    - Academic writing: essay writing, essay structure, avoiding plagiarism, editing and proof-reading.
    - Non-fiction writing: across a number of genres, particularly writing for popular media, reviews of the arts and writing for the web.
    - Creative writing: including fiction, poetry and scriptwriting.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.