I did a Creative Writing major.
The positive aspects of this degree are that you get a lot of free range to write about what ever you desire as the assignments aren't very strict. Another positive aspect would be that the tutors and lectures have a lot of knowledge and experience in this field so you are learning from the professionals of this industry.
However, the negative aspect of doing this is degree is that there are limited options when looking for career options in this industry. Therefore, if you are passionate about writing I would suggest doing this course with a more 'realistic' minor or second major.
My advice to future students is: The advice I would give to future students interested in doing this degree would be to give it your all, write about what you are passionate about and definitely get involved in the writing community and take advantage of the extra opportunities that lecturers and tutors give you.
I am doing a Creative Writing major.
Positive aspect: you learn a lot of new skills to help with your writing
Negative aspect: you don’t really get taught how to apply for a job in the writing and publishing industry
My advice to future students is: Take plenty of notes because I can promise they’ll help you with your course
I did a creative writing major.
Positive: encouraging educators, creative and flexible, prepares students for the industry
Negative: the assessment criteria can often be too flexible and therefore tutors sometimes end up being subjective
My advice to future students is: To keep up with the readings because they do help
I did a creative and professional writing major
I don't feel like I actually learnt anything through my degree and there were limited opportunities to find work outside of uni
My advice to future students is: Maybe take the course as a second major but I wouldn't suggest focusing purely on it
Very engaged teachers, very good opportunities, great for bringing structure to one's work. Mileage seemed to vary based on individual motivation of students: could have been better 1 on 1 at setting post-grad expectations?
My advice to future students is: Go into your degree with ambition, especially when it comes to project subjects: the more vague your intent, the less you'll get out of it. Try to find passion in the work
The positive aspect is how supportive the staff is and how much knowledge they have.
The negative aspect is how much the course focused on one particular style of the art of writing - only briefly discussing non-"literary" genres
My advice to future students is: Art is something to study and pursue as a career only if you can not imagine yourself doing anything else
I did this course and a Postgraduate diploma of education
Positive aspects - definitely the resources that are provided by QUT, they have amazing resources available to students which really allow you to fully experience your craft. They also provide amazing experience in the real world to get practical. Negative aspects - occasionally the workload was intense and overruled everything else in life, but I guess that's just a part of it!
My advice to future students is: Be prepared to work your ass off if you actually want to do well. You can cruise through if you want to, but then you'll be getting second grade jobs and stuff afterwards. If you put your all in during uni, it'll help so much afterwards.
Positives: Lots of practical work, amazing dance studios, nice small cohort of 26 people, teachers are really nice, all students are enthusiastic and good to be around, learn useful stuff
Negatives: Too many group assignments, class times are really spread out
My advice to future students is: Keep fit before uni and during uni and study everyday
I majored in Film, Television and New Media.
Positives: Some of the positive aspects of my course include that it covers a wide range of different topics inside film and television. It allows you to explore the practical sides of the course, including using proper industry equipment, studios and software. It also alows you to understand the theory sides of things including genre, screenwriting, pre-production, budgeting and development.
Negatives: Alterations from the true industry, pressure to do certain things as opposed to other newer options, unnecessary assessments which don’t expand knowledge in the way the industry would utilise.
My advice to future students is: Become more organised and use time management wisely in order to manage projects. Watch and consume lots of film, television and new media content and keep up to date with the art form and the technology.
Positives: The course gives a realistic view of how the industry is, so they give you essential facts and information to be successful. They train you in essential skills that are necessary to succeed well in the industry.
Negatives: It’s difficult to specialise in what you want to become in the course as roles are very competitive. Thus, it disadvantages students to perfect their skills in their desired profession
My advice to future students is: To go into the course with an open mind and willing to get outside of your comfort zone.
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