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University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Sydney , New South Wales ,Australia

Bachelor of Communication (Creative Writing)

Creative writing at UTS is a practice- and disciplinary-based program focusing on narrative, poetics, reading and literary theory. This degree develops creative writing across several genres, fosters independent and professional writing skills via workshop and lecture study, and engages critically with the broader cultural context in which creative writing is produced and read. Students gain practical experience and theoretical engagement in the discipline of contemporary creative writing. They apply their skills across a number of key genres and narrative forms. An emphasis on critical skills leading towards the development of independent writing projects prepares students for professional practice. 

Campus Information

City Campus

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Intakes

  • March
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
Possible Interview Call
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
20 Days
Visa Process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Graduates work as fiction and non-fiction writers in anthologies, magazines and newspapers, and for literary journals and online presses. They also work as screenwriters, story developers and communication professionals. Graduates also become teachers and researchers, many undertaking postgraduate study.

 

PSW Opportunity

  • 2 years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

Minimum English Language Requirements

  • Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0;
    or
  • TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21;
    or
  • AE5: Pass;
    or
  • PTE: 58-64;
    or
  • CAE: 176-184

 

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