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.
- Bachelor of Communication (Creative Writing)
- Bachelor of Communication (Creative Writing) / Bachelor of Arts in International Studies
- Bachelor of Communication (Creative Writing) / Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Communication (Creative Writing) / Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation
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.
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)
What the students say
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.”
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.”
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.”
- Information days and events
- UTS Student Centre: 1300 275 887
- Discipline coordinator: Professor John Dale