The School of English, Media Studies and Art History was renamed the School of Communication and Arts from 1 January 2015, and a new School website established.

The information in this website is therefore out of date but retained for archival and staff purposes.

Whether you’re aiming to be a creative or a corporate writer, UQ’s writing courses will teach you how to produce compelling content for every medium. UQ’s staff of leading writers, industry practitioners, and researchers will introduce you to a range of genres and formats. You’ll learn how language works and you’ll master strategies for structuring, writing, and revising both print and digital documents. You can combine creative writing courses in fiction, poetry, playwriting, screenwriting, and creative non-fiction with courses in academic writing, professional, and journalistic writing, editing, and contemporary literature.


The contemporary workplace demands and values expertise in writing, editing, and publishing. Completion of a writing program will enhance your fundamental skills, develop your creative practice, and lead to a fulfuling writing-related career.

  • Writer
  • Editor
  • Publisher
  • Journalist
  • Teacher
  • Science writer
  • Marketer
  • Public relations manager
  • Technical writer
  • Arts reviewer
  • Blogger
  • Columnist
  • Copy writer
  • Corporate writer
  • Fiction writer
  • Media liaison officer
  • Poet
  • Screen writer
  • Speech writer
  • Web developer

You can study Writing:

Writing, Editing and Publishing:

Writing Staff

Writing at UQ is staffed by leading writers, industry practitioners, and researchers who are active in industry networks. Staff include novelist and reviewer Dr Veny Armanno, editor and arts worker Dr Stuart Glover, poet Dr Bronwyn Lea, academic, corporate writer, and editor Associate Professor Roslyn Petelin, academic and professional writer Dr Jo Robertson, and novelist Dr Kim Wilkins.