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Bachelor of Arts (Creative and Critical Writing)

Summary
Bachelor of Arts Major Creative & Critical Writing (BART)

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • Online

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)
  • Semester 3 (November)

Number of Units
  • 24 units

Duration
  • 3 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba

Semester 3 intake is only available via online study.
View USQ Handbook
Program Information Set

Become the writer you’d love to read

Want to become a professional writer? Through the Bachelor of Arts (Creative and Critical Writing) you can develop and refine your ability to write engaging works for different audiences and markets. Learn to act creatively and think critically about writing, and produce compelling, professional narratives in fiction and non-fiction. You will experiment with diverse forms, genres, and styles of writing and learn how to conceive, write, edit and proofread your work to a publishable standard.

Industry collaboration

You will work collaboratively with other emerging writers, editors and publishers to produce online and print publications. This major will provide you with an understanding of the art of creative writing, as well as introduce you to the theories and philosophies that inform professional writers and the writing industry.

Further your study

You can extend your study in Creative and Critical Writing, or Editing and Publishing, in our postgraduate programs: Graduate Certificate of Editing and PublishingMaster of Arts (Editing and Publishing), or Doctor of Creative Arts.

Graduates are equipped for roles across the creative arts and communications sectors, the corporate and community sectors, and as freelancers. You can work as professional writers of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, as editors and publishers, journalists, travel writers, script writers, reviewers, corporate writers, workshop facilitators/teachers, media workers, digital copywriters, and more. In addition, the skills you gain - most notably your skills as an expert communicator - are highly sought after across a range of related careers in the arts, business, communications, law, education and the media.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
plus 2 x 8-unit majors
16
plus 1 x 4-unit minor or 4 x approved courses
4
Total 24

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
plus 1 x 8-unit major
8
plus 3 x 4-unit minors
or 2 x 4-unit minors plus 4 x approved courses
12
Total 24
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported AUD 6560
Domestic full fee paying AUD 19520

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2018 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

16/64
OP/Rank
This is the 2018 adjusted OP / Rank for this program.

The lowest OP/unadjusted Rank* to which an offer was made is 21/58. OP/Ranks based upon all offers made in Semester 1, 2018.

Entry Requirements

  • Subject pre-requisite: English (4, SA) or equivalent
 

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Admission pathways

A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.

*Further admission information

An adjusted Selection Rank is the result of combining additional ranks through special entry schemes for admission.

Special entry schemes for admissions may help you get into the program of your choice by increasing your Selection Rank, through the allocation of additional ranks in certain circumstances.

An adjusted Selection Rank is the result of combining additional ranks with a student's OP/Selection Rank. An unadjusted Selection Rank is the student's Selection Rank without any rank adjustments.

USQ is committed to greater admissions transparency. Learn more about the education and work experience, as well as average OP/Ranks for this programs' student cohort for Semester 1, 2018.


How to apply

Note: Semester 3 intake is only available via online study. 
 

QTAC codes

Mode Codes
Online 909405
Springfield 929441
Toowoomba 909441

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 3, 2018 - applications close Friday 23 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 19 November 2018.
  • Semester 1, 2019 - applications close Monday 18 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 25 February 2019.
  • Semester 2, 2019 - applications close Monday 1 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 15 July 2019.

If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.

Credit for previous study or work experience

You may be eligible for credit if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.