Southern Cross University

Associate Degree in Creative Writing

Southern Cross University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 01241G

Effective storytelling connects and engages an audience, whether they read, watch or listen, and creative writing skills are highly sought after by industries worldwide. Take the first step towards making your wordsmithing career a reality by studying with renowned professional writers. This course offers a rich blend of study across fiction and non-fiction, experimental writing, journalism, life writing, poetry, writing for stage and screen, and writing for young adults.


Credit points 192


  • Experimental writing
  • Journalism
  • Life writing
  • Poetry
  • Writing for stage and screen
  • Writing for young adults

Standard entry requirements

Recommended: any 2 units of English. SCU accepts a variety of entry pathways: Year 12, TAFE and VET Awards (Certificate III and above), Undergraduate and Postgraduate study, work experience (minimum of 1 year full-time), Special Tertiary Admissions Test and Bridging and Preparation Programs

Study pathways

Graduates may choose to study a further 8 units to gain a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Online campus International: $56,000 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Further information

Typical career paths include as a writer of novels and scripts; a food, nature, art and travel writer; a feature journalist; a critic and reviewer; an essayist or poet; an editor and publisher; a writer for marketing and public relations, the public service and arts-related industries.

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