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UTS Writing courses offer a fusion of writing as a creative practice and critical study as an exploration of contemporary media, art and popular culture

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The approach to learning, teaching and research situates creative practice at the heart of critical and theoretical exploration. This approach incorporates a wide field of theoretical and practice-based studies, including fiction, non-fiction, writing for screen, poetry, popular cultures, film, music, the written word, aesthetics and poetics, online media, international and Indigenous studies. Our Writing academic staff include published authors Debra Adelaide, John Dale, Gabrielle Carey, Delia Falconer, Tegan Daylight and more.

Postgraduate Info Eve - 27 April 2017




Why Writing at UTS?

  • Renowned for the high calibre and award-winning success of its students and graduates.
  • Opportunities to publish your work and develop a professional portfolio.
  • Our writing lecturers are accomplished writers and academics with links to the literary community, publishing industry and cultural sector.
  • Staff and students share a passion for writing and a supportive learning environment that provides encouragement, guidance, and expertise as students cultivate their writing practice.
  • Since its inception in the 1980s, UTS has maintained its reputation as Australia’s leading academic course for cultural critics and creative writers at both postgraduate and undergraduate levels, with an outstanding record of publications, awards and literary prizes, grants and international residencies where both students and staff are concerned.
  • Staff and students also connect with a range of professional, industry-based and applied research as well as with publishers, the publishing industry and film funding bodies.
  • UTS Alumni receive a 10% saving on tuition fees for full fee paying courses. For the full details and to check your eligibility please see the Alumni Advantage Program

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.
  • The Janna Chronciles by Felicity Pulman, BA Com (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

UTS Writing workshop John Dale

What the students say

Angus Benson, UTS BA Communication (Honours in Writing) Graduate Certificate in Editing and PublishingAngus Benson
Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Writing and Cultural Studies) Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Honours), Graduate Certificate in Editing and Publishing

“In my current job I'm covering worldwide BBC News coverage, training new captioner/editors, and reviewing output for reporting to clients.”

Felicity Pulman, UTS:Communication Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Writing)Felicity Pulman
Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Creative Writing)

“I  was uncertain about my future career path. I knew at UTS I’d be able to experiment with different forms of communication.”

Amy Robson, UTS Bachelor of Communication (Creative Writing) second major Digital and Social MediaAmy Robson
Bachelor of Communication (Creative Writing; Digital and Social Media)

“Digital and Social Media is a great [second major] pair because online writing platforms are growing in popularity and usage.”

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.”

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UTS Creative Writing Debra Adelaide

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