Bachelor of Creative Arts (Creative Writing)

Fast facts

Course type: Undergraduate degree
Course length: 3 years (full time only)
Location: On campus

2015 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): 60.00

For those completing the SACE (or interstate equivalent) the minimum ATAR required for consideration of entry is 60.

Applicants are required to submit a written statement, CV and a creative portfolio and meet the University’s minimum entry scores.

Guaranteed entry ATAR: Not applicable
TAFElink: Not applicable
Bonus points
Deferment: This course may not be deferred.

International students:

FISC Foundation: 6.0, Gao Kao: Tier Two (Portfolio required ass part of the admissions process)
English requirements

Course overview

The Bachelor of Creative Arts (Creative Writing) prepares students to work as an editor, researcher, freelance writer, publisher or author in both new and traditional fields.

Initially providing an introduction to literary studies, fiction and English in the workplace, the course allows you to practise a range of written genres including poetry, writing for children, creative non-fiction and scriptwriting, and to learn about designing work for particular audiences in appropriate formats.

Options such as publishing and editing are offered and you also will have the opportunity to learn about the new media.

Graduates are able to demonstrate a range of skills and have a portfolio of their creative achievements that makes them attractive to a wide range of employers in the arts and communication industries.

What will I study? 

Refer to the course rule.

Why study Creative Writing at Flinders?

The Bachelor of Creative Arts (Creative Writing) at Flinders:

  • is designed for students who want to fill key creative writing roles in the theatre, film, television or digital media industries
  • provides you with the skills to begin your career in the Creative Industries
  • offers innovative yet practical education with a strong vocational focus
  • is recognised as the leading course of its type in South Australia.

Career Opportunities

What can I do with my Bachelor of Creative Arts degree?  

Study a language

Flinders also offers all students the opportunity to major in a language in conjunction with any undergraduate course. The Diploma in Language is designed to provide students with competence in a chosen language that adds greater portability to their qualifications. You will complete a total of 1 extra year of study and graduate with both your chosen degree and the Diploma in Language. You can apply for this at time of enrolment.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites: None

Domestic students: You can qualify for undergraduate courses through: year 12 qualifications, adult entry (STAT/Bridging Program), TAFE/VET qualification, higher education transfers. Flinders also offers a range of special access schemes. Refer to undergraduate study applications

Additional requirements: To apply you need to submit an application through the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC), submit a written statement, CV and creative portfolio and submit a signed coversheet. Refer to Application guidelines and forms - Bachelor of Creative Arts (Creative Writing) (PDF 331KB) .

International students: Entry and English requirements

Applications and annual fees

Domestic students
SATAC code: 214551
Mid year entry: No
Applications: SATAC Uniweb 
Annual fees:

Place type: Commonwealth-supported

 2015: $6,191

International students
CRICOS code: 043145E
Mid year entry: No
Applications: How to apply 
Annual fees:

2015: $21,400




  • Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?
  • We accept international applications for programs commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. Please note that your tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase.

Credit transfer

Refer to credit transfer for further information.

Related courses 

Further study options

Course brochures

Domestic students
Creative Arts & Media (PDF 2MB)

International students
eBrochure: Undergraduate international prospectus
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