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Creative Writing

Give voice to the stories that are floating around in your head. A postgraduate Creative Writing degree gives you the time and space to commit to a major creative project.

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Delve deep into your preferred genre, or explore a variety of writing forms. Learn to think critically, creatively — particularly about your own work. Develop your ideas on creative practice and contemporary media, and gain insights into the relationship between writing practice and publication. As a graduate, you’ll have a significant body of work under your belt, and the ability to apply your newfound expertise in a range of contexts.

Postgraduate Info Eve – 15 June 2017


Why Writing at UTS?

  • Get published
    Building a portfolio and pitching your work are both key components of our courses.
  • Become a success story
    Previous graduates have gone onto global acclaim, winning awards, literary prizes, grants and international residencies for their published work.
  • Learn from the best
    Our lecturers are leading writers and academics across the literary, publishing and cultural sectors.
  • Find your people
    Cultivate your practice among teachers and peers who share and support your passions.
  • It’s who you know
    Connect with professional industry organisations, publishers and film bodies to increase your career potential.
  • Count your pennies
    UTS Alumni receive a 10% saving on tuition fees for full fee paying courses. See the Alumni Advantage Program for more.
  • Start your postgraduate study sooner by enrolling in an Autumn or Spring intake – whichever suits your situation best! Click for more information on how to apply to UTS postgraduate courses.


Creative writing graduates can work as fiction or non-fiction writers for online sites, anthologies, magazines, newspapers and literary journals; writers/researchers for academic journals; screenwriters; editors; and communications officers in a variety of organisations.

Student and graduate work

  • UTS Writers’ Anthology: The UTS Writers’ Anthology showcases the best new talent from the UTS creative writing degree as well as writing from all university students. The anthology can include short stories, poetry, scripts, non-fiction, and any other kind of creative writing.
  • King of the Road, by Nigel Bartlett, Master of Arts in Creative Writing 
  • The Last Wilkie’s, by Jon Steiner, Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing

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What the students and graduates say

Susan Hurley, UTS Master of Arts in Creative WritingSusan Hurley
Master of Arts in Creative Writing

“My Masters Degree at UTS was invaluable in helping me to make the transition from a business career to a writing life.”

Rachel Alt, UTS Master of Arts in Non-fiction WritingRachel Alt
Master of Arts in Non-fiction Writing

“Since graduating I am earning more and am happier in my work as a result of the Masters.”

More information

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