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.
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.
- Master of Arts in Creative Writing
- Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing
- Graduate Certificate in Editing and Publishing
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
What the students and graduates say
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.
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.