University of Technology, Sydney

Staff directory | Webmail | Maps | Newsroom | What's on

C10369v1 Bachelor of Communication (Creative Writing)

Award(s): Bachelor of Communication (Creative Writing) (BComm)
UAC code: 600033 (Autumn session)
CRICOS code: 087737F
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 144
Course EFTSL: 3
Location: City campus

Notes

Students who commenced the Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Creative Writing) before 2016 can view their course program at Course transition arrangements.


Overview
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Assumed knowledge
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Honours
Other information

Overview

Creative writing at UTS is a practice- and disciplinary-based program focusing on narrative, poetics, reading and literary theory. This degree develops creative writing across several genres, fosters independent and professional writing skills via workshop and lecture study, and engages critically with the broader cultural context in which creative writing is produced and read.

Students gain practical experience and theoretical engagement in the discipline of contemporary creative writing. They apply their skills across a number of key genres and narrative forms. An emphasis on critical skills leading towards the development of independent writing projects prepares students for professional practice.

Career options

Career options include editor, publisher, scriptwriter, literary agent, communication coordinator, arts and cultural administrator, copywriter, feature writer, publications officer, freelance writer and book marketing coordinator.

Course intended learning outcomes

This course engages with the following Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs), which are tailored to the Graduate Attributes set for all graduates of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences:

1.1 Possess a well-developed awareness of professional practice in the context of the communication industries
1.2 Apply theoretically-informed understanding of the communication industries in independent and collaborative projects across a range of media
2.1 Possess information literacy skills to locate, gather, organise and synthesise information across diverse platforms to inform the understanding of the communication industries
2.2 Be reflexive critical thinkers and creative practitioners who are intellectually curious, imaginative and innovative; with an ability to evaluate their own and others' work
3.1 Demonstrate an awareness and knowledge of global contexts and openness to cultural exchange
3.2 Employ professional skills responsibly and respectfully in a global environment
4.1 Possess a critical understanding of the importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples within contemporary Australian politics, history and culture
4.2 Integrate knowledge of Indigenous issues in professional practices and engage responsibly in communicating with and about Indigenous people and communities
5.1 Possess the awareness of ethical practice in the personal, political and professional contexts of civil society
5.2 Possess the skills to behave ethically in personal and professional contexts
6.1 Possess well-developed skills and proficiencies to communicate and respond effectively and appropriately across different contexts
6.2 Demonstrate digital literacy and production skills across a range of media and media texts

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Assumed knowledge

Any two units of English and computer literacy.

Course duration and attendance

This course is offered on a three-year, full-time basis.

Course structure

Students must complete 144 credit points consisting of 24 credit points of core subjects, a 48-credit-point major, a 48-credit-point second major (subject to application) and 24 credit points of cross-disciplinary electives. Students who do not meet the requirements to study the second major complete 48 credit points of electives.

Industrial training/professional practice

Students write in diverse forms and genres, and can elect to undertake a final project in a form or genre of their choice. All students are eligible to submit to the annual UTS Writers' Anthology.

Course completion requirements

STM91104 Communication core 24cp
CBK91115 Cross-disciplinary electives 24cp
CBK91137 Major/Electives 48cp
MAJ10051 Creative Writing 48cp
Total 144cp

Course program

Typical course programs are shown below for students commencing in either Autumn or Spring session.

All students choose a second major in first year. At the end of this year, students who meet the required overall grade point average (GPA) and achieve suitable grades for the first two subjects in their second major are able to complete the remaining subjects in this major. Students who do not meet the GPA for the second major complete elective subjects.

Autumn commencing
Year 1
Autumn session
54000 Citizenship and Communication   8cp
54070 Fictional Forms   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91139 Stream choices 16cp  
Spring session
54001 Digital Literacies   8cp
54071 Imagining the Real   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91139 Stream choices 16cp  
Year 2
Autumn session
54002 Communicating Difference   8cp
54072 Narrative and Theory   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91140 Second major 48cp  
CBK91119 Electives 32cp  
Spring session
54073 Genre Writing   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91115 Cross-disciplinary electives 24cp  
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91140 Second major 48cp  
CBK91119 Electives 32cp  
Year 3
Autumn session
54074 Writing Laboratory   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91115 Cross-disciplinary electives 24cp  
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91140 Second major 48cp  
CBK91119 Electives 32cp  
Spring session
54075 Creative Writing Project   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91115 Cross-disciplinary electives 24cp  
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91140 Second major 48cp  
CBK91119 Electives 32cp  
Spring commencing
Year 1
Spring session
54001 Digital Literacies   8cp
54071 Imagining the Real   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91139 Stream choices 16cp  
Year 2
Autumn session
54000 Citizenship and Communication   8cp
54070 Fictional Forms   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91139 Stream choices 16cp  
Spring session
54002 Communicating Difference   8cp
54073 Genre Writing   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91140 Second major 48cp  
CBK91119 Electives 32cp  
Year 3
Autumn session
54072 Narrative and Theory   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91140 Second major 48cp  
CBK91119 Electives 32cp  
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91115 Cross-disciplinary electives 24cp  
Spring session
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
54074 Writing Laboratory 8cp  
54075 Creative Writing Project 8cp  
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91140 Second major 48cp  
CBK91119 Electives 32cp  
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91115 Cross-disciplinary electives 24cp  
Year 4
Autumn session
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
54074 Writing Laboratory 8cp  
54075 Creative Writing Project 8cp  
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91140 Second major 48cp  
CBK91119 Electives 32cp  
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91115 Cross-disciplinary electives 24cp  

Honours

The Bachelor of Communication (Honours) (C09047) is available with an additional year of full-time study for eligible students.

Other information

Further information is available from the UTS Student Centre on:

telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
Ask UTS