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QUT (Queensland University of Technology)

  • 17% international / 83% domestic

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Creative Writing)

  • Bachelor

Work intensively on your writing and graduate with real-world skills keenly sought by employers.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
3 years full-time
Course Code
KK34, 056185A
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
Domestic Fees
$6,700 per year / $20,100 total
International Fees
$31,200 per year / $93,600 total

About this course

In this course you will work intensively on your writing in a number of forms including novels, short stories, creative non-fiction, memoir, genre writing, and poetry. You will develop comprehensive editing skills as well as self-editing skills. You will learn about and engage with local writing contexts, as well as enter contemporary debates around ideas that illuminate and challenge what people write and how they write it. You will learn to think and write critically about texts. You will learn how to engage readers through emotional story telling.

Later in your degree you will choose electives to tailor your course to your strengths and vocational interests. You will write a sustained piece of creative work in a genre of your choice and participate in editing and developing a manuscript for a targeted market.

Double degrees

Combine creative writing with a second study area for greater career flexibility and opportunities in other industries. Consider a double degree with:

  • business to develop your career as a creative writer, publishing professional or public relations consultant
  • law to use your skills for a career as an in-house lawyer, solicitor in private practice, policy adviser, intellectual property lawyer or crime writer.

If you are looking to apply your creative abilities to education settings or the teaching profession you have some options. You can complete your creative writing course first and then follow with a Master of Teaching in early childhood, primary or secondary education.* Or you can now undertake a double degree in secondary education at the same time as your creative writing degree.

*Check entry requirements for the Master of Teaching for specific teaching areas.

Entry requirements

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

More about assumed knowledge

Guaranteed entry

If you receive an adjusted OP 1-5 (or equivalent selection rank), you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

More about advanced standing

Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2019

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments OP Selection rank OP Selection rank Highest OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 1 Selection rank 99 OP 1 Selection rank 99 Median OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 10 Selection rank 79 OP 10 Selection rank 79 Lowest OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 13 Selection rank 72 OP 13 Selection rank 72

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

Study locations

Kelvin Grove

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Creative Arts courses at QUT (Queensland University of Technology).
75.5%
Overall satisfaction
77.1%
Skill scale
65.8%
Teaching scale
58.7%
Employed full-time
$48k
Average salary