Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Creative Writing
“At high school my favourite things were discussing texts such as artworks, plays and poems, and creating my own art. For the HSC I completed three major works: a series of paintings, a play script, and a suite of poems. Therefore, it made sense to choose a writing degree. With its compulsory English units, as well as plenty of room for some really diverse and interesting electives, and extracurricular activities such as the Shakespeare Club, I chose the writing course at Macquarie.
"I have really enjoyed the workshopping aspect of the writing subjects. It allows for the opportunity to experiment with your writing in a safe space and get feedback from tutors and peers. Also, it's been fascinating to read other students' writing; stories I never would have written, but can still appreciate and discuss what works and what needs to be refined. Reading professional writers' work from a writer’s perspective has been really interesting. We get to deconstruct good art to find out how to make our own art better. Plus the tutors are just so knowledgeable, generous, and approachable.”