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Bachelor of Writing - 984AA

Course Code: 984AA
Course Version: 2
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Arts and Communications
UAC Code: 363024
CRICOS Code: 065644D
Selection Rank: 58.1
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Write the words that change the world

At UC the focus of our Bachelor of Writing is on the process of writing as a creative practice. We have developed a sophisticated and vibrant program of practical and theoretical study, which includes guest lectures and seminars by world-class writers.

We are proud that our staff are active, published writers who bring up-to-date and real-world knowledge of writing, editing and publishing.

Study a Bachelor of Writing at UC and you will:

  • experiment with different forms of professional and creative writing for a variety of audiences
  • develop fluency and skills across a number of genres, including creative narrative, non-fiction, prose, poetry, writing for young people and writing for the screen
  • develop theoretical knowledge and practice in a cumulative and integrated fashion
  • learn to produce high-level creative and professional works that you are able to critique and contextualise
  • develop a sophisticated understanding of the nuances of communication in contemporary society
  • work individually and collaboratively on projects to develop skills and competencies with a keen eye toward professional employment.

Work-integrated learning

You will have the opportunity to gain invaluable experience in hands-on editing and publishing – as either a creative writer or a member of the editorial committee – for FIRST, UC’s annual anthology of creative works. Opportunities are also available to take part in our Study Abroad program and apply to spend a semester with one of our international exchange partners such as Oxford University.

Career opportunities

  • author, publisher and editor
  • copywriter
  • journalist
  • playwright, screen and script writer
  • public relations consultant
  • media analyst
  • technical writer
  • web content manager

Course specific information

Standard entry to this course is by ATAR score however you can also apply via portfolio entry:


Prospective Domestic Students
Email or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students
Email or Phone 1300 301 727

Admission Requirements

Normal UC admission requirements to an undergraduate course.

Additional Admission Requirements


Assumed Knowledge


Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course


Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Writing B Wrtg

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International



The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.

Professional Accreditation


Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
The ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries. 1. UC graduates are professional.
- communicate effectively.

2. UC graduates are global citizens.
- communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings.
The ability to gather information, and to analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way. 1. UC graduates are professional.
- use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- be self-aware.

2. UC graduates are global citizens.
- understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures.

3. UC graduates are lifelong learners.
- evaluate and adopt new technology.
The ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations; to identify and analyse problems then formulate and implement solutions. 1. UC graduates are professional.
- employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills.
2. UC graduates are global citizens.
- make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives.
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development.
The ability to plan their own work, be self-directed, and use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively. 1. UC graduates are professional.
- work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
- display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload.
The capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment. 1. UC graduates are professional.
- take pride in their professional and personal integrity.
2. UC graduates are global citizens.
- think globally about issues in their profession;
- adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries;
- behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.
Students will develop critical thinking, curiosity and reflective practice. They will use foresight, initiative and leadership, and develop openness to alternative perspectives. 3. UC graduates are lifelong learners
- adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas.

Course Duration

Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum 20 semesters.


High performing students may be eligible for entry to the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) course.


  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2020->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

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