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Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing)
Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing)

Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing)

  • ID:UC610076
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirement

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:

- Year 12 ATAR

- other Australian Qualification

- work experience

- overseas qualification

We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes.

More information is available on our Alternative Entry page:

English requirement

There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible you must have an overall IELTS Academic score (or equivalent) of 6.0, a score of not less than 7.0 in both reading and writing, and no band score below 6.0. For alternate/equivalent ways of meeting the English requirements for this course please view the English Proficiency Requirements document on the university website.


Course Information

Explore your creativity with Australia’s most established writing program

The University of Canberra’s writing program is the oldest of its kind in Australia, with a long and established record of excellence. The Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing) is staffed by award-winning, industry-active novelists, poets, screenwriters, editors and publishers who’ll help you emerge from your degree with an impressive portfolio of dynamic, creative and professional work. 

You’ll have the opportunity to experiment in different modes of creative writing, including prose fiction, poetry, writing for young people, screenwriting and narrative non-fiction. You’ll learn to build narratives, craft language and hone your critical skills, and will graduate with a broad and flexible set of skills and knowledge.

Study a Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing) at UC and you will:

  • employ narrative and the crafting of language to solve problems

  • engage with communities, and invent new ways of navigating professional and cultural environments

  • compose imaginative fiction, non-fiction, poetic and screen-based works

  • work individually, collaboratively and ethically while building professional relationships in the creative and cultural sectors.

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Standard Full Time, Semester 1 Commencing

Year 1

  • Semester 1

  • Introduction to Creative Writing (11113)

  • Professional Orientation (Arts) (10333)

  • Arts Core Major Unit OR Open Elective Unit

  • Arts Core Major Unit

  • Semester 2

  • Arts Core Major Unit OR Open Elective Unit

  • Writing, Rewriting (11114)

  • Arts Core Major Unit

  • Open Elective Unit

Year 2

  • Semester 1

  • Arts Core Major Unit OR Open Elective Unit

  • Writing Self, Writing Place (11118)

  • Open Elective Unit

  • Screenwriting (11116)

  • Semester 2

  • From Hungry Caterpillars to Hunger Games: Writing for Young People (11115)

  • Poetry and the Imagination (11117)

  • Professional Practice 1: Work Integrated Learning (11017)

  • Arts Core Major Unit OR Open Elective Unit

Year 3

  • Semester 1

  • Word and Image (11119)

  • Two Open Elective Units

  • Professional Practice 2: Work Integrated Learning (11018)

  • Semester 2

  • Professional Evidence (Arts) (11112)

  • Two Open Elective Units

  • Major Project Studio (11120)

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Author

  • Copywriter

  • Journalist

  • Playwright

  • Screenwriter

  • Scriptwriter

  • Communications manager

  • Publisher

  • Editor

  • Media analyst

  • Technical writer

  • Web content manager

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) AUD per year

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