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University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Sydney , New South Wales ,Australia

Master of Arts in Creative Writing

The Master of Arts in Creative Writing is designed for experienced and emerging writers who want to develop and expand their practical skills in writing, as well as their critical knowledge about writing practices and the writing industry.

Under the guidance of leading experts in writing, editing, publishing and creative writing research, students study in depth a range of forms, genres and aspects of writing craft and industry; experience group project work and workshopping; and develop a major writing project.

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Editing and Publishing (C11071), the Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing (C06041) and the Master of Arts in Creative Writing.

Campus Information

Sydney

Intakes

  • March
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

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 apply their writing skills to fields such as advertising, editing and publishing, film and television, digital and experiential media, journalism and communications. Many graduates publish or have their work produced, from short stories and short films, to novels and feature films. Graduates also undertake creative doctorates.

 

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

All applicants excluding students who have completed the Graduate Diploma in Creative writing at UTS need to submit one example of their creative writing.

For applicants with a bachelor's degree:

  • the degree must be in the field of education, management and commerce, society and culture (e.g. Bachelor of Arts), or creative arts
  • if the degree is not in the field of education, management and commerce, society and culture, or creative arts, applicants must also have a minimum of two years' related professional work experience. Employment experience is assessed according to the response provided by applicants via the employment question on their UTS e-application.

For applicants with a master's, graduate diploma or graduate certificate qualification, the qualification can be in any field of study.

If applicants have not met any of the requirements above, they must provide:

  • a personal statement (approximately 500 words) explaining why they wish to study the course they are applying for, and
  • a curriculum vitae (CV), which should include details of paid and voluntary work or other experiences (e.g. special interest groups) that could be relevant to the course.

If applicants do not submit these documents, their application may not be considered.

Minimum English Language Requirement

  • 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

UTS: Design, Architecture and Building may consider applications based on the results of the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) if students lack academic qualifications but have extensive professional experience. The STAT is conducted through the Universities Admissions Centre.

Students must refer to the inherent requirements for all degrees offered by Design and Architecture in the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building.