Course Description

A Bachelor of Creative Arts at UOW encourages you to immerse yourself creatively, critically and practically. The Creative Industries is one of the fastest-growing, most dynamic sectors in the world.

In the digital age, writing is becoming more and more central to the way we communicate with each other. The Bachelor of Creative Arts (Creative Writing) teaches skills and strategies so your writing is strong and clear. It helps you express ideas in imaginative ways that will impact your readers. Creative writers work in a range of areas: poetry, editing, writing for multimedia, commercial and content writing, commercial theatre and performance, short stories and novels, or even in ways that combine or challenge these forms. Creative writers might write to entertain or to educate – but they’re always drawing on the human condition, exploring what it means to be human.

This course is designed to teach you to think about your story, image and scene. Creative writers draft and re-draft so their work is at its best, and this process is exciting.

What you will study

Core subjects will teach you the foundation for editing, writing across borders, genre and form, contemporary theory and research practice and you will explore social justice and children's literature.

You will work on a major project that will allow you to develop a significant piece of creative content on completion of your degree. Various artist and writer-in-residence programs take place throughout your degree and you will be encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities, facilitate public readings, perform your written work and pursue publication. There are opportunities to combine writing genres and explore the intersections between writing and other creative disciplines.

Tuition Fees

International Students: $26,832 per year full-time


3 years full time, 6 years part time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Creative Arts undergraduate courses at University of Wollongong (UOW) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 76.5% (national average 72.0%)
Improved skills: 82.4% (national average 77.3%)
Overall satisfaction: 71.8% (national average 75.3%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from University of Wollongong (UOW). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Creative Arts undergraduate courses at University of Wollongong (UOW) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 50.6% (national average 52.1%)
Studying full time: 35.7% (national average 25.5%)
Median full time salary: $45,000 (national average $47,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 001709K
University of Wollongong (UOW) Code: 840

Entry Requirements

Lowest ATAR to receive an offer: 61
Median ATAR to receive an offer: 74
Highest ATAR to receive an offer: 96
Guaranteed entry ATAR: 70