Creative Writing

Effective writing skills and the ability to creatively and professionally communicate ideas is invaluable in many professions. These skills are highly sought after by industries worldwide, from media and publishing to business and even law. Our creative writing degrees can build your proficiency as a professional writer in fiction and non-fiction, experimental writing, journalism, life writing, poetry, writing for stage and screen, writing for young adults, corporate and legal writing. You'll be surrounded by an active community of writers with strong industry links.

Southern Cross offers several levels of creative writing study - from a two-year Associate Degree or a Bachelor of Arts with a focus on writing to a double degree in law and creative writing and a Graduate Diploma. 

Career outcomes are diverse:

  • Scriptwriter
  • Editor or publisher
  • Feature journalist
  • Food, nature, arts or travel specialist
  • Critic and reviewer
  • Essayist
  • Novelist
  • Poet.

Why study creative writing at Southern Cross?

  • Access to professional writers and publishing advice
  • Professional placements at literary events or other workplaces
  • We are partners with Byron Writers Festival, Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival and Northern Rivers Performing Arts
  • Five-star rating in creative arts - Good Universities Guide 2019
Byron Writers Festival