University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

Bachelor of Arts (Creative and Critical Writing)

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

Course details

CRICOS course code: 009258A

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

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 Publishing, Master of Arts (Editing and Publishing), or Doctor of Creative Arts.

Career outcomes

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

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.

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 25,600 Per Year Read more3,270 for unit fee
Start date: Expected February 2021
Expected July 2021
Duration: 3 years
Study mode: Full time
Address

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

Toowoomba Campus
487-535 West Street Toowoomba Queensland 4350
Australia
Tuition Fees (AUD $): 25,600 Per Year Read more3,270 for unit fee
Start date: Expected February 2021
Expected July 2021
Duration: 3 years
Study mode: Full time
Address

USQ Springfield Campus

37 Sinnathamby Boulevard
Brisbane Queensland 4300
Australia
Tuition Fees (AUD $): 22,880 Per Year Read more2,860 for unit fee
Start date: 16 November 2020
Duration: 3 years or part-time equivalent
Study mode: Self study / online (without attendance)
Address

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

Toowoomba Campus
487-535 West Street Toowoomba Queensland 4350
Australia

Entry criteria

Applicant must have Australian year 12 level or equivalent.

Students from different country must have qualifications equivalent to Australia.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic only) - 6.0 (or better) (no component lower than 5.5); TOEFL (paper based) - 550 (or better) (with a minimum Test of Written English Score of TWE 4.5); TOEFL (electronic or computer based) - 213 (or better) (with essay rating of at least 4.5); TOEFL (internet based) - 80 (or better) (with 19 minimum in all bands); Pearson (PTE Academic) - 50 (or better) (with no communicative score less than 50); Cambridge English Scale Scores for FCE, CAE and CPE3 - Cambridge English: First (FCE) with a score of 169 or above. No less than 162 in each skill.

Address

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
Toowoomba Campus
487-535 West Street Toowoomba Queensland 4350
Australia