Bachelor of Arts (Creative and Critical Writing)
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.
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 Publishing, Master 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.
Other majors for the Bachelor of Arts: Anthropology, Archaeology, Anthropology and Archaeology Extended, Contemporary International Studies Extended, Contemporary Media Studies, English Literature, English Literature Extended, History, History Extended, Indigenous Studies, International Relations, Journalism Studies, Journalism Extended, Legal Studies, Public Relations Studies and Social Justice Studies.
|Courses to be studied||Units|
|plus 2 x 8-unit majors
|plus 1 x 4-unit minor or 4 x approved courses
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|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.
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.
- 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.
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
- Apply via QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) if you:
- have never studied with USQ before, or
- are a Year 12 student, or
- want to transfer to USQ from another university.
Please note down the QTAC codes below to complete your application.
- Alternatively, you may be able to apply directly to USQ if you:
- are a current or previous USQ student returning to study with complete or incomplete qualifications (excluding Head Start students), or
- have recently graduated from TAFE.
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 2, 2019 - applications close Friday 19 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 15 July 2019.
- Semester 3, 2019 - applications close Monday 4 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 18 November 2019.
- Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 28 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020.
If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.