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Bachelor of Creative Industries (Writing and Publishing)

Learn from writing and publishing industry leaders and fast track your creative career.

Professional writing skills are in high demand across the creative industries, and this degree will help prepare you for employment in a diverse and fast-paced creative economy. You don’t need a desire to become an author, the portable writing skills you’ll gain could lead you to a career in editing and publishing, digital media, advertising and marketing, festivals and events, and more. Taught by professional writers and with close links to industry, this degree will maximise your opportunities upon graduation.

Quick Facts

Duration: 3 years full-time
Start Date: March, July
Tuition Fee: $30,500
Location: Bedford Park, Australia
Prerequisites: None
Assumed knowledge: None
IELTS total:
Pearson overall score: 50
CRICOS code: 102679D
Delivery mode: On campus: Bedford Park

Why study Creative Industries (Writing and Publishing) at Flinders

  • Study diverse genres and forms (romance, sci-fi, fantasy, literary, etc; series, novels, short stories, etc)
  • Be taught by award-winning/best-selling writers who are prominent in their fields and highly experienced in the publishing industry
  • Experience a strong sense of community within each creative writing cohort
  • Benefit from close ties to other creative cohorts (visual media, drama, film etc)
  • Use your degree to transfer to the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Creative Writing) in your second or third year of study

Practical experience

The degree provides you with practical experience that prepares you for the workforce.

Students will:

  • brainstorm and develop ideas under guidance from lecturers and in peer cohorts
  • develop skills necessary for turning ideas into stories, novels, and series of novels
  • practice engagement with industry professionals, such as editors and publishers.


“I had a nice relationship with all my lecturers. They were committed to helping you out with everything, especially if you showed that you cared about your work. Uni organised for me to go to Flinders Partners to work on software for innovation management. I was so pleased when they offered me a full-time position.”

Nadine Saadi // Flinders University student


You will graduate with the skills required to write creatively and/or commercially. Writers are commonly perceived as being self-employed, but many find employment in government, media, and for non-writing arts organisations. Writing well is an ability sought after across all art-forms and industries.

Potential occupations include:

  • writer
  • editor
  • consultant
  • marketing and communications
  • digital content producer

Potential employers include:

  • publishers
  • media corporations
  • screen and theatre production companies
  • games design companies
  • freelance work and independent productions