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Creative Writing

Don’t just skim the surface. With a Bachelor of Communication (Creative Writing), you’ll take a deep dive into your passion for the written word.

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This niche qualification focuses on narrative, poetics, reading and literary theory. You will have the opportunity to develop your creative writing across several genres, gain independent and professional writing skills, and critically engage with the broader cultural context in which creative writing is produced and read. Need proof of where the degree can take you? Some of Australia’s best known writers, including Anna Funder and Kate Grenville, studied creative writing at UTS. You could too.

Courses

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.

Careers

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.
  • The Janna Chronicles by Felicity Pulman, BA Com (Creative Writing)

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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.”

More student profiles

More information

UTS Creative Writing Debra Adelaide