University of Technology Sydney

57239 Writing, Industry and Practice

8cp; To comply with health advice from NSW Health, the planned delivery of this subject for Spring 2021 has been adjusted. Activities scheduled for campus until the 27th of August (inclusive) are being moved online. Timetabled activities for the remainder of the session will be held on campus only if the public health situation permits face-to-face learning in available teaching spaces. Please log into Canvas and monitor your UTS email for the latest advice concerning subject delivery and assessment information.
Requisite(s): 57041 Narrative Writing AND 57134 Theory and Creative Writing AND 57031 Creative Non-fiction
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 57190 Writing Seminar


In this subject, students learn about the writing industry and apply this knowledge to their own practice and career aspirations. They hear from industry experts about current trends, markets and opportunities for writers, editors, publishers and storytellers. Through case studies of writers and their work, students understand how stories and texts have been developed and supported by the creative and cultural industries, from funding and mentoring to publication and production. Students develop a portfolio of industry-relevant materials through the subject, including creative development and pitching documents, and draft applications for funding, representation and fellowships. In the subject, students also devise a development and dissemination plan for a major writing project.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus,
Spring session, City campus

The subject is usually offered in these sessions. To confirm availability check the UTS Timetable Planner.

Detailed subject description.

Access conditions

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