2018 Undergraduate Courses
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Creative Writing Major | 2018

UAC Code: 754601

This major is available for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Creative Arts.

A major in Creative Writing in the BCA offers both a practical and theoretical understanding of writing practice. The first year provides a foundation in Creative Writing covering a range of styles as well as editing. The core themes of the narrative, poetic and dramatic are continued in second year along with specific writing theory. The final year culminates in a major project that allows students to develop a significant piece of creative work.

In general, class activities are based around a combination of lectures, intensive workshops, writing exercises, group discussions and individual student presentations. The degree regularly makes use of various artist and writer-in-residence schemes. Students are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities; to facilitate public readings and performance of their work and to pursue publication opportunities.

Subjects Required for Major Study

Students studying the BCA: Creative Writing Major will complete the core subjects for the BCA, and at least 72 credit points as outlined below.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
CACW101 Writing Foundation: Prose Fiction and Non-fiction 6
CACW102 Writing Foundation: Poetic and Dramatic 6
CACW103 Editing Foundation 6
CACW104 Text and Context 6
CACW201 Poetic Studio 6
CACW202 Dramatic Studio 6
CACW203 Narrative Studio 6
CACW231 Writing, Representation and Power 6
CACW232 Writing and Critical Theory 6
CACW301 Writing Across Borders 6
CACW390 Creative Writing Major Project 12


Click on subject codes in the above course structure for information on sessions of offer for each subject.

To find out specific information on timetables, tutorials, and classes, visit the Timetable page .


A 24 credit point minor in Creative Writing is available.

Note that students cannot complete both a Major and a Minor in Creative Writing.

Information regarding minors, including which subjects to take to complete a minor, are available on the 2018 General Schedule of Minors page.

Minors appear on the transcript (i.e. academic record), but do not appear on the testamur. To have a minor study recorded, students must submit an Application to Declare or Change Intended Major/Minor .

Work Integrated Learning

Undertaking a work integrated learning (WIL) experience during your university education is now a significant contributor to being competitive in securing employment in your field of choice when you graduate from UOW.

The Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts internship program provides students with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in their degree in a workplace setting.

Students' are also encouraged to consider CRLP200 (6cp). CRLP200 includes a quality assured workplace internship or industry project to give you that competitive edge by developing your professional skills through authentic learning in a real world context. You will focus on your career goals and receive career direction guidance, strengthen your resume and gain skills to navigate the rapidly changing world of work, develop your communication skills and begin to build a professional network.


See Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours).

Entry Requirements & Credit Arrangements

Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is available from the Course Finder.

Other Information

Further information is available via email: lha-enquiries@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 28 August, 2018