3 years

Starting Date

February, August

Tuition Fee

$AUD 29,000 per year


Canberra, Australia

CRICOS Code: 095562B

Admission Requirements

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:

  • Year 12 ATAR
  • other Australian Qualification
  • work experience
  • overseas qualification

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS Band: 6

The program

The Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing) is staffed by award-winning, industry-active novelists, poets, screenwriters, editors and publishers who’ll help you emerge from your degree with an impressive portfolio of dynamic, creative and professional work.

You’ll have the opportunity to experiment in different modes of creative writing, including prose fiction, poetry, writing for young people, screenwriting and narrative non-fiction. You’ll learn to build narratives, craft language and hone your critical skills, and will graduate with a broad and flexible set of skills and knowledge.

Study a Bachelor of Arts – Creative Writing from University of Canberra and you will:

  • employ narrative and the crafting of language to solve problems
  • engage with communities, and invent new ways of navigating professional and cultural environments
  • compose imaginative fiction, non-fiction, poetic and screen-based works
  • work individually, collaboratively and ethically while building professional relationships in the creative and cultural sectors.

Courses Included

  • Professional Orientation (Arts)
  • Professional Practice
  • Big Stories: Culture, Memory and Power
  • It Must Be True: Knowledge, Culture and Creativity
  • Reading Culture, Curating Culture
  • The Grand Experiment

Career Opportunities

  • Author
  • Copywriter
  • Journalist
  • Playwright
  • Screenwriter
  • Scriptwriter
  • Communications manager
  • Publisher
  • Editor
  • Media analyst
  • Technical writer
  • Web content manager

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