"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 that story to life? 

As a student, imagine being part of a community of writers – on campus or online – in which you receive ongoing expertise and feedback from practising and published writers. Imagine seeing your words in print, on the screen or performed on stage. 

If you have a way with words, a passion for writing or a story to tell, our Creative Writing program will help deliver your writing to the world. Students can immerse themselves in a supportive environment and become confident and skilled across a number of genres. 

Our academic staff enable students to focus on the practice and theory of writing, while also fostering the attributes and skills needed for a professional writing career. 

You can also study Creative Writing as a  shared major in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Business and Enterprise, Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge or in the Bachelor of Psychological Science. 

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Why choose Creative Writing at Southern Cross?

Higher starting salary

Graduates have a higher starting salary than the national average in Communications (Grad Outcome Survey 2018-2020)

Amazing opportunities

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

Design your own degree

Combine more of your interests with one of our shared majors

Southern Cross Model is a better way to learn

For almost a century the sandstone walls of Universities housed the same teaching model. The Southern Cross Model is different – immersive, responsive, in tune with the 21st century student. By joining Southern Cross, you are part of a better way to learn.

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Prepare for university with a pathway program

If you have the passion, we have the entry pathway. We offer preparation courses to refresh your academic skills, increase your entry rank, or get you on track for a degree with a short course.

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How to apply

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

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Entry pathways

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

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T: 1800 626 481

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T: +61 2 6620 3666

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