Delve into a variety of literary forms and genres whilst gaining extensive practice-oriented skills in creative writing.
Develop your understanding of contemporary writing practices as you learn to think critically and creatively- particularly about your own work.
This course offers an articulated program. The Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master’s degree share subjects, allowing recognition of prior learning for previously completed subjects. To articulate into the Masters course, students must have successfully completed at least two postgraduate writing subjects at Distinction grade or higher.
This course is embedded in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
Creative Writing courses
Master of Arts in Creative Writing
6 Core Subjects and 3 Electives
Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing
3 Core Subjects and 3 Electives
1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Graduate Certificate in Editing and Publishing
2 Core Subjects and 1 Writing Subject
- Literary Agent
- Publications Officer
- Creative Industries
Learn from some of Australia's leading creative writers and academics across the literary, publishing and cultural sectors.
Workshop ideas in collaborative seminars, modelled on US teaching methods.
Become a published author before graduation, with the opportunity to showcase work in the UTS Writers' Anthology.
A Contemporary Approach
Learn in a program that's a conduit for insights, opportunities and trends that are shaping Australia's literary industry, such as creative non-fiction.
Join an alumnus of talented writers who have gone onto global acclaim, winning literary.
All my tutors have been excellent and they've been incredibly generous in sharing their industry experience. Perhaps the subject that most surprised me was Professional Editing – I hadn't planned on choosing it as an elective, but after hearing feedback about the tutor (Bernadette Foley) and the learning outcomes, I did it and can highly recommend it, whether you're interested in a career in editing or not.
Content Strategist at TIX GROUP,
Graduate, Creative Writing
I wanted to join a creative writing program that carried the academic rigor of a leading metropolitan university. It’s been the springboard for me to begin a career in the book industry. The same excited discussions we had in the classroom around book culture, good writing and how books are made are the ones I’m now having in the workplace.
Senior Merchandiser at Booktopia, Fiction and Children’s Book Specialist
Graduate, Creative Writing
- Debra Adelaide, novelist, short story writer and creative reader
- Sarah Attfield, poet and popular culture scholar
- Screenwriter and creative practice research specialist, Craig Batty
- Novelist, essayist and biographer, Gabrielle Carey
- Claire Corbett, speculative fiction novelist, short story writer and essayist
- Crime writer and creative non-fiction specialist, John Dale
- Delia Falconer, creative non-fiction writer, novelist and short story writer
- Anna Funder, novelist, creative non-fiction writer and public speaker
- Journalist, non-fiction author and creative practice research scholar, Sue Joseph
- Kiera Lindsey, historian and speculative biographer
- Novelist, creative non-fiction writer and literary theorist, Tony Macris
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Why choose UTS?
Australia’s #1 Young University*
UTS is the number-1 ranked university under 50 years in Australia and number 8 in the world. That means we’re different from other institutions: we’re outstanding in the areas that we work in, whether it be our courses or our research. The odds are, whatever degree you choose at UTS, you’ll find us at the front of the pack
*Times Higher Education WUR Top 200 under 50 Rankings 2016–2017 and QS Top 50 Under 50 2017–2018
Research with real-world impact
We’ve joined the world’s elite. We now sit among the Top-200 universities in the world, as ranked by Times Higher Education in 2016. That’s because our research has real-world impact, we’re respected by our peers and our learning environment is world-class. That means you’ll be getting the benefit of teaching underpinned by high-quality research, whether it be into big data, the future of work or other key areas. Imagine where we’ll be tomorrow.
Our teaching staff stand out for many reasons. It might be because they’re experienced industry professionals who have moved into academia. It might be the fact that their research is ranked as world-standard. And it will definitely be because they are using our industry-leading learning futures approach. For all these reasons, they’re the ones who’ll be giving you the tools to advance your career.
A campus central to the city
Your time matters. That’s why we deliver our classes in a variety of different modes, from evening classes to delivering whole subjects over a multi-day block session. We’re also investing in new teaching technologies to give our students more options for blended learning. Best of all our city campus is located a few minutes’ walk from Sydney’s biggest transport hub, Central Station. You’ll be able to get here (and away) with ease.
Save 10% on your degree
If you’re one of UTS's 200,000+ alumni, you’ll automatically save 10% on most of our postgraduate degree programs through the UTS Alumni Advantage program. Find out if you’re eligible now.