Study creative writing and literary studies

Be part of the largest and most comprehensive undergraduate writing course in South-East Queensland, with the broadest range of units on offer.

Why study creative writing and literary studies at QUT?

  • Work creatively on writing novels, short stories, non-fiction, youth writing, media writing and poetry.
  • Gain professional skills in web writing, corporate writing, persuasive writing, editing and script writing.
  • Learn from experienced and published authors, scholars and experts in professional writing.

Short courses and professional development

Hands-on experience

Throughout this course, you'll learn how to write, find your place in the writing industry, and gain a perspective on writing as both a vocation and creative practice.

You'll gain exposure to the industry via our sponsorship of the Queensland Writers Centre and Brisbane Writers Festival, internships at literary events and publishing houses, and through opportunities to perform at public readings and festivals.

You'll be encouraged to submit your work to journals and competitions, including the QUT Creative Writing prize, in which you could win $2,000 or the opportunity to be published in our Creative Writing Anthology.

Build real-world skills

You'll graduate with advanced writing and communication competence - a rare skill sought keenly by employers.

You'll be encouraged to experiment with a variety of forms and genres, including novels, short stories, creative non-fiction, youth writing, media writing and poetry. We'll also help you build specialist writing skills for professional work, such as corporate writing, persuasive writing, editing and script writing.

You can do elective study in feature writing and interactive web writing, and undertake a project to write a sustained work in a genre of your choice.

Learn from the best

Our teachers are highly experienced published authors, experts in professional writing and distinguished scholars in the fields of creative writing and literary studies.

We also have accomplished writers, editors and publishers frequently visit for workshops, seminars and guest lectures. These professionals also have residences in the faculty for the benefit of students.

Pathways to postgraduate study

Turn your creative interests and professional expertise into a postgraduate research degree to master new techniques, skills and research methods. Complete your research as either a thesis or a practical industry-focused creative work, with a written component.

Career outcomes

Our graduates work as creative or professional writers and editors in corporate, community and freelance jobs. They work as:

  • fiction writers
  • corporate writers
  • script writers
  • reviewers
  • travel writers
  • feature writers
  • editors
  • journalists
  • publishers
  • media workers
  • teachers.

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Creative Industries Faculty

  • Postal address:
    QUT Creative Industries Faculty
    Musk Ave
    Kelvin Grove QLD 4059