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Creative writing, editing and publishing: Graduate profile
View Elisha's experience studying the Master of Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing at the University of Melbourne.
Student Profile: Emma Hall
The program offers the perfect mix of creativity in writing and editing skills subjects, as well as covering a wide range of publishing industry topics.
For someone who has always been passionate about writing, reading and books, going into Publishing seemed like the best move. I completed my Bachelor of Arts majoring in both Creative Writing and English and Theatre Studies in 2014. I loved studying and always knew I would continue to a graduate degree.
My graduate degree is already proving invaluable in my career. I have used so many of the skills I learned in the course every single day in the workplace. The course gave me a great overview of the publishing industry more widely too.
Throughout my studies I was Managing Editor of Antithesis Journal, a graduate journal at the University of Melbourne, which was another valuable learning opportunity.
My internship at Cambridge University Press was a challenging but also very rewarding. I ended up working where I interned which was perfect!
I love the supportive learning community I have been a part of at Melbourne. The friends I've made in my course will be friends for life. The academic vigour of the course was also a big plus for me; while many university writing courses have started to exclude critical theory, the University provides fantastic insight into theory and allows us to build our understanding through discussion.
Master of Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing student (2016)