Bachelor of Creative Writing

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Program summary

Follow your passion for writing.

If you have a flair for creative writing, surround yourself with mentors that are highly skilled and enthusiastic about the craft they live and breathe. USC’s Bachelor of Creative Writing is taught by award winning published authors, book illustrators and designers. Our lecturers and tutors are actively involved in the business of writing, giving you access to publishers, editors and the publishing industry.

You'll be introduced to a wide variety of creative writing styles and genres, including writing the novel, editing and epublishing, producing a literary journal, and advanced industry-focused courses where you will gain experience in the vibrant creative industries of publishing, editing, media, literary magazines and film and writing festivals.

The program offers a unique opportunity to specialise in writing for children and young adults, script writing, and adult fiction. Expand your career options with your choice of electives in journalism, English literature, teaching and design.

At the end of this degree you’ll have diverse skills and tools to inspire you to write books or work in the publishing industry. Continue to develop your writing skills at USC through our higher degree studies in Creative Writing.

Career opportunities

Depending on courses selected, creative writing, advertising, editing, copywriting, professional writing, publishing, journalism, teaching (with further study).

Application and admission advice

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What will I study

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Recommended study sequence

Students who commenced prior to the current semester must complete the courses from their original program structure unless otherwise advised. For courses no longer included in the current sequence, use the course links in your structure for details of requisites and scheduling. This is a recommended study sequence to complete your program within the specified full-time duration.

Program requirements

In order to graduate you must:

  • Successfully complete 288 units as outlined in the Program Structure
Program notes
  • Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 unit points per semester (normally 4 courses)
  • Courses within this program are assessed using a variety of assessment methods which may include essays, seminar presentations, reports, in-class tests and examinations
  • As part of your USC program, you may apply to Study Overseas to undertake courses with an overseas higher education provider
  • Only a full-time study option is available to international students on a Student Visa
  • Refer to the Planning your study page to manage your progression
  • You may wish to use electives to complete an additional major or minor
  • Register your selected major(s) and/or minor(s)

How to apply

Am I eligible to apply?
Domestic students 

Apply via Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) — Use the relevant QTAC code specified on Why study this program?

Exceptions

The below applicants can apply online directly to USC:

  • USC Tertiary Preparation Pathways (TPP) students who are currently enrolled in, or have had an enrolment in the previous two years; or
  • USC / TAFE Articulation program students; or
  • USC students who have completed an undergraduate program within the last two years, or are due to complete their program prior to their proposed semester of commencement;
  • USC students who are currently enrolled in one program and want to study another program concurrently.
International students

Apply direct to USC International

More information

International students should contact USC International

How to enrol

New to USC?

Once you have applied and received your offer of a place from USC, follow the steps to Get Started at USC to respond to your offer, plan your study and enrol in your courses.

Continuing students

Before you enrol, visit Planning your study to plan your study to make sure you study the right courses at the right time so you can finish your degree when you plan to.

Visit How do I enrol? for enrolment instructions and key dates.

More information

Refer to the Academic Calendar for key semester, session and/or trimester dates.

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