What will I learn?

High-achieving students can undertake additional challenging material to enable them to maximise their intellectual growth in the arts high achievers program. It gives you the opportunity to thrive in an environment where students with similar capabilities come together to pursue their studies, develop their interests and share ideas. Develop research skills to prepare you for academia and a range of professions.

Creative Writing

Stories are an integral part of being human. They tell our history, aspirations, ideas and emotions. With a major in Creative Writing, you’ll learn to write in a range of genres and modes, making use of different mediums and technology. You’re sure to find your voice as you develop a portfolio work-practising your new skills and receiving feedback from your peers and published, award-winning teachers. By the time you graduate, you’ll be ready for an exciting career in the arts and communication industries.

What you will study

  • Literary fiction, poetry, life writing and genre fiction
  • Publishing and editing
  • Academic and professional communication
  • Gothic tradition and medieval myths
  • Literature on screen

Your career

Creative writing develops the creative, practical, critical and collaborative skills necessary to pursue a career in the communications, arts and related creative industries.

Potential occupations include:

  • freelance writer
  • marketing and communication
  • publishing copyeditor or proofreader
  • web content manager.

Potential employers include:

  • publishing companies
  • marketing agencies or departments
  • newspapers, magazines and other media production companies
  • education institutions
  • the arts industry.

Which department am I in?

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$27,600.00 (US$ 18,702) per year
2020: AUD $29,000 (Annual fee)
Start date

2 March 2020


Flinders University

Bedford Park Campus,

Sturt Road,


South Australia,

5042, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Successful completion of the High School Diploma with SAT minimum score of 1500 with a minimum of 500 in each band, ACT minimum composite score of 21. IELTS (Academic): 6.0 Overall with 6.0 Speaking, 6.0 Writing; TOEFL Paper 550 Overall 4.5 TWE; TOEFL (Internet): 72 Overall with 18 Speaking, 18 Writing; Pearson PTE Academic: 50 Overall with 50 Speaking, 50 Writing; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) with a grade of B2.

For international students

Flinders University recognises international secondary schooling for direct entry to undergraduate programs.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic): 6.5 Overall with 6.0 Speaking, 6.0 Writing, 6.0 Reading, 6.0 Listening; TOEFL (Internet): 80 Overall with 18 Speaking, 18 Writing, 18 Reading, 18 Listening; Pearson PTE Academic: 58 Overall with 50 Speaking, 50 Writing, 50 Reading, 50 Listening; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE): C

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About this uni

Flinders is a part of the prestigious Innovative Research Universities Australia group and 90% of its research is rated world class or above.

  • Based in the city of Adelaide, Australia
  • Home to 4,800+ international students from 90+ countries
  • Students will benefit from practical, hands-on learning
  • International student services among best in Australia