Creative Writing, Postgraduate Diploma | University of Technology Sydney | Sydney, Australia
12 months
742 AUD/credit 35616 AUD/year
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The Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing from University of Technology Sydney is part of an articulated program designed to meet a range of needs for those who want to start a career in writing or apply their communication skills to fiction, creative non-fiction and screenwriting.    

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The Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing from University of Technology Sydney  is a good starting point for early career writers who want to develop craft skills in a range of genres and forms, and who may later develop a major project through the articulated Master of Arts in Creative Writing.

The aims of this degree are:    

  • to enhance students’ knowledge and skills across a range of writing genres and forms,
  • to facilitate in students an ability to critically reflect on and improve their work,
  • to introduce students to the relationship between writing practice and the writing industry across a range of project types and contexts, and
  • to encourage students to reflect on the role of the writer in the creative and cultural industries.


Graduates apply their writing skills to fields such as advertising, editing and publishing, film and television, digital and experiential media, journalism and communications. Graduates start to have their work published or produced. Many graduates articulate into the Master of Arts in Creative Writing.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Narrative Writing   
  • Theory and Creative Writing 
  • Creative Non-fiction   

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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48 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 032361K    

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Applicants who have not completed a bachelor's, master's, graduate diploma or graduate certificate qualification in any field of study (or overseas equivalent) must provide:
  • a personal statement (approximately 500 words) explaining why they wish to study the course they are applying for
  • a curriculum vitae (CV), which should include details of paid and voluntary work or other experiences (eg special interest groups) that could be relevant to the course.
If applicants do not submit these documents, their application may not be considered.

Tuition Fee

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    35616 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 742 AUD per credit during 12 months.
  • A small number of postgraduate courses offer government subsidised Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP).   

Living costs for Sydney

1882 - 3547 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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  • Postgraduate Academic Excellence Scholarship
  • UTS 30th Anniversary Study Abroad Accommodation Scholarship
  • UTS ATN-LATAM Scholarships
  • UTS Grant for Masters by Coursework Students
  • UTS Nepal Scholarship (Postgraduate Coursework)
  • UTS Study Abroad Excellence Scholarship

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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