Writing and Journalism Courses

Writing and journalism courses for personal or professional development.

Learn to write, edit or publish or become a more effective communicator. Gain skills, knowledge and practical experience with the one-on-one guidance of your industry experienced tutor. Flexible learning and responsive support.

  • Advanced Certificate in Editing

    Study editing in this comprehensive course. Hone your observational skills and learn to organise writing better. Prepare writing for publishing and become a professional editor. Enhance career or business opportunities in media.
  • Advanced Certificate in Journalism

    Study writing, editing, photography and photoshop. A comprehensive qualification in media studies with a focus on journalism. Learn all the skills necessary to help you start a career in journalism.
  • Advanced Certificate in Professional Writing & Editing

    Become a professional writer or editor. This advanced level course develops your learning, experience and awareness of writing skills. Students receive feedback on written assignments to help their writing technique to evolve.
  • Advanced Certificate in Publishing

    Study publishing via online learning. A comprehensive qualification in media studies with a focus on publishing. Use skills learnt to publish online or gain employment in the publishing industry. Can be applied to different types of writing.
  • Advanced Freelance Writing

    Study writing, media studies or journalism, to be a professional writer with this alternative education writing school; learning online or by correspondence how to write in a home business.
  • Biographical Writing

    Be a biographer! Learn to write a biography, family history, biograhical novel, write a biographical magazine article or even an obituary. Great online course - learn from dedicated and enthusiastic tutors.
  • Certificate in Creative Writing

    Explore your creativity. Creative writers are always in demand, to write fiction and non fiction; and anything from marketing material to books.
  • Certificate in Editing and Proofreading

    Study editing, proofreading, writing, media studies or journalism. Become a professional editor with this alternative education writing school. Courses online or by correspondence.
  • Certificate in Journalism

    Study writing, publishing, editing, journalism or photojournalism. Experience based learning helps you, develop an awareness of the industry, exploring opportunities to publish your work; and initiate a career.
  • Children's Writing

    Learn to write picture books, junior fiction, and young adult novels. Discover key differences between genres, the secrets of structure and planning, how to write realistic dialogue, and more. Excellent for aspiring and long term writers alike.
  • Communications

    A course to help you communicate professionally and personally. Be understood using written or spoken words and even body language.
  • Creative Writing

    Study creative writing with ACS Distance Education - write more interesting fiction, more convincing advertising, more inspired poetry. Develop your creativity to write better more engaging work of all types.
  • Dramatic Writing

    Study dramatic writing, learn about writing compelling drama - learn how to plan, and develop your ideas and stories. Study by distance learning - by correspondence, online, or by eLearning. Learn from highly experienced specialist tutors.
  • Editing for Specialists and Professionals (Editing III)

    The Editing for Specialists and Professionals is intended for people already skilled in the essentials of editing. This course introduces higher level language concepts, such as grammatical approaches, text types, and audience assessment.
  • Editing I (Editing and Proofreading)

    Improve your editing and proofreading skills, learn to assess manuscripts, and mark up like the pros with this introductory course. Excellent for writers and new editors alike.
  • Editing II

    Take your editing skills to the next level -- learn about the legalities of editing, different types of editing, graphic, charts, and apply your skills with a problem-based learning project.
  • Editing Practice

    Study writing, media studies or journalism, to be a professional editor with this alternative education writing school; courses learning online or by correspondence how to write in a home business.
  • Efficient Writing

    Develop your writing and communication skills. Learn to write with intent, create clean copy and more. Useful for copywriters, editors, advertising writers, and more.
  • Esl Writing Fundamentals

    For those with English as a Second Language. Learn beyond the basics for better writing and communication; improve your grammar and increase your vocabulary. Study with the guidance and support of our specialist tutors.
  • Freelance Writing

    Study freelance writing with professional writers, and learn how to write work that sells.
  • Journalism Practice I

    Learn at home how to write in a practical way; studying practical writing skills, learning by distance education from professional writers and journalists
  • Journalism Practice II

    Study practical journalism at home by distance education, learning practical writing from a mentor who is a professional writer.
  • Legal Terminology

    Learn the meaning of key legal terms and advance your career. Understanding legal terminology is essential for journalists and media professionals, legal administrative staff, government officers, activists, and more.
  • Photojournalism Practice I

    Photography School -Study photography for a career or job in photography, to start a photo business or take better photos; learning by distance education, through online home study or a photography correspondence course.
  • Poetry

    Learn the grammar and techniques involved in writing sonorous verse. Learn about famous poets and their poems. Enhance your poetry writing skills
  • Publishing I

    Learn how books, blogs, magazines, newsletters, and more are published. This course provides an excellent start for anyone considering self publishing or seeking employment in publishing.
  • Publishing II

    Discover the nature and scope of publishing, opportunities for careers and business - learn the basics, lay a foundation for working in the media.
  • Publishing III

    Explore what to publish, how to publish, and where to sell what you publish. Raise your awareness of publishing to the next level for business or career success.
  • Script Writing

    Script Writing Course. Script writing can be used in a wide range of areas - TV, radio, films, educational videos, adverts, podcasts and more. Improve and update your knowledge and start writing scripts. Useful for professional or personal development.
  • Technical Writing (Advanced)

    Study technical writing. Learn to write everything from reports and manuals to scientific papers and business submissions.
  • Writing Fiction

    Learn to Write Fiction: Learn how to write engaging characters, settings, plots and how to structure a story. If fiction is your forté, this is the course for you.