University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Master of Arts in Creative Writing

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00099F

The Master of Arts in Creative Writing is designed for experienced writers who want to further develop their theoretical knowledge and skills. Students learn valuable skills and work towards developing a major project under the guidance of an academic faculty member with expertise in creative writing. Students study one genre in depth or explore a range of genres and media.


The course comprises 72 credit points, made up of five core subjects and three electives. Students may select subjects beyond the lists of elective subjects with the approval of the graduate adviser. Not all subjects are available each session. Full-time students are required to undertake 24 credit points a session. Part-time students should undertake 8 or 16 credit points a session.


  • Narrative writing, Theory and creative writing, Creative non-fiction

Standard entry requirements

UTS recognised bachelor degree, or equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies. Applicants with a bachelor degree: the degree must be in the field of education, management and commerce, society and culture or creative arts. If the degree is not in these fields, applicants must also have a minimum of 2 years related work experience. Applicants must answer the employment question in the UAC application as employment experience is assessed according to the response provided. For applicants with a master, graduate diploma or graduate certificate: the degree can be in any field of study. If applicants have not met any of the requirements above, they must provide: a personal statement (approximately 500 words) explaining why they wish to study the course, and a CV which should include details of paid and voluntary work or other experiences.

Study pathways

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Screenwriting, the Graduate Certificate in Editing and Publishing, the Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing and the Master of Arts in Creative Writing. To be eligible to articulate into the Master of Arts in Creative Writing, students must complete at least 2 postgraduate writing subjects with a distinction grade or higher. Students who have successfully completed one of the graduate certificates or the graduate diploma in the articulated program and who are admitted to this course are eligible for credit recognition for completed subjects.

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