Monash University, Clayton and Caufield Campuses

Honours Course With Creative Component:

Honours in English (Creative Writing)

Non-Degree Studies:

Our students (and also international exchange students) are permitted to take our Level 2/3 Creative Writing units as electives.

Postgraduate Courses:

  • MA in Creative Writing
  • PhD in Creative Writing

Staff Contact:

Dr Chandani Lokuge Associate Professor of English Director, Centre for Postcolonial Writing Coordinator, Creative Writing School of English, Communications and Performance Studies Faculty of Arts, Monash University Phone: 61-3-990-52136 Fax: 61-3-990-52135 Postal: Room W708, Building 11, Monash University

Undergraduate Degree With Subjects In Creative Writing:

Creative Writing is one of the three pathways offered through the literary studies sequence in Literary Studies on the Caulfield and Clayton campuses. Creative writing students study literature and its applicability to creative writing practice through a comparative approach. The fiction-writing and poetry-writing subjects concentrate on a number of key texts by major contemporary writers and examine various works which may be seen to exemplify, modify, or challenge these approaches. Students will be required to reflect both creatively and analytically on their ongoing writing practice in the light of these texts. In the collaborative environment of workshops students will be encouraged to experiment with a range of techniques and styles. Studies are designed to present an integrated approach to the study of literature, fostering both creative and critical skills through an emphasis on the praxis between theory and creative practice.


February 2012