"I wanted to pursue law, but I've always loved books and am an avid writer. When I saw Southern Cross's law and creative writing degree, I thought 'this is it'."

Alyssa Burness

Bachelor of Law and Creative Writing

Study Creative Writing

Everyone has a story to tell, but how do you bring the story to life?

Imagine being part of a community of writers, whether on campus or online, from the comfort of home. Imagine receiving ongoing expertise and feedback from practicing and published writers. Imagine seeing your words in print, on the screen or performed on the stage.

If you have a way with words, a passion for writing or a story to tell, our Creative Writing program will help get your writing out to the world. Students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in this community of writers and become confident and skilled creative writers across a number of degrees.

Creative Writing students will learn a broad range of writing skills spanning many genres. Whether you are an emerging or established writer, our academic staff provide the opportunity for students to focus on the practice and theory of writing, along with developing the attributes and skills needed for a professional career in writing.

View our creative writing courses

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Reset your future, online and live.

Discover Southern Cross University at our virtual open day events from 17 August.

Register for a live Q&A session or to find out more.

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Why choose Creative Writing at Southern Cross?

Higher starting salary

Graduates have a higher starting salary than national average in Communications (Grad Outcome Survey 2017-2019)

Amazing opportunities

Amazing opportunities with Northern Rivers Performing Arts (NORPA), the Byron Writers Festival and more.

Expanded career outcomes

Unique writing and law combined degree

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Further information

How to apply

Ready to take the next step in your higher education journey? Find out how you can apply.

Entry pathways

There are many ways to get into Southern Cross University. Discover your options with an entry pathway.


The University offers a wide range of scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Student life at SCU

Our UniLife program aims to encourage both your academic success and support your wellbeing.

Upcoming info sessions and webinars

Southern Cross University hosts numerous events for students throughout the year, including Open Days, Info Sessions and more.

Upcoming events

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 All courses are delivered online due to COVID-19

All our courses that are shown to be at a specific campus will be temporarily delivered online with no face-to-face teaching for Session 2 and 3. This may continue longer depending on when the Government instructs us that it is safe to resume normal face-to-face classes on campus. Our normal online courses will continue unaffected.

Student information on COVID-19


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Looking for more information?

We know going to university can seem complicated. Our team is ready to answer your questions and support you in any way they can. Whether it is a query about what shared majors we have, on- or off-campus accommodation, information for students with a disability or assistance with applying.

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Future students (domestic)

T: 1800 626 481

E: Domestic enquiry

Current Students

T: 1800 005 687

T: +61 2 6620 3666

E: enquiry@scu.edu.au

Future students (international)

T: +61 2 6620 3876

E: international@scu.edu.au

International enquiries

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