Bachelor of Creative Industries (Creative Writing and Publishing) - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Bachelor of Creative Industries (Creative Writing and Publishing)

Start studying this degree from home. Due to the evolving situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, USC’s classes in Semester 2, 2020 are ready to be delivered online, though we’ll be teaching face-to-face again as soon as we can!

*International students who are offshore (outside of Australia) should contact USC International to discuss their study options.

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Pursue your passion for writing.

Turn your love of words and stories into a career with USC’s industry-focused creative writing degree. Taught by award-winning authors, book illustrators and designers, you’ll hone your writing and storytelling skills while building a portfolio of work across a variety of styles and genres.

Study location
  • Sunshine Coast
CRICOS code
098464B
Commence
Semester 1, Semester 2
Program length (full-time)
3 years
Annual tuition fee 2020
A$24,000
Estimated total tuition fee *
A$72,000
Footnotes
  • Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
  • * Estimated tuition fees are based on 2020 rates. Refer to international fees for more information.
  • Not all majors/minors and elective options are available at every campus. You should refer to the What Can I Study tab, and the proposed study sequence for your chosen campus and intake for further information.
Study location QTAC code
  • Sunshine Coast 011171
Minimum selection threshold
ATAR - 54.55 OP - 18 Rank - 64
USC program code
AR305
Commence
Semester 1, Semester 2
Duration
3 years full time or equivalent part time
Study mode
Blended Learning
Recommended prior study
English
Total courses
24
Total units
288

In this program you will:

  • Be introduced to a wide variety of creative-writing styles and genres, including novels, short stories, poetry, screenwriting, and writing for children and young adults.
  • Study with award-winning writers, book illustrators and designers who are actively involved in the business of writing.
  • Build your portfolio and develop industry-ready skills in editing, publishing, and book promotion.
  • Expand your career options with a choice of electives in journalism, English literature, teaching, and design.
Career opportunities:
  • Creative writer
  • Copywriter
  • Editor
  • Publisher
  • Communications officer
  • Blog writer/web page content writer

What will I study?

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