Bachelor of Fine Arts - Creative Writing / Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00213J

Both creative writing and law require high-calibre, sophisticated communication. Students will work intensively on writing in a number of forms and genres, including novels, short stories, creative non-fiction, memoir, genre writing, poetry, digital media, editing, and new and emergent forms; and build specialist writing skills for professional applications via deep engagement with industry contexts. Students can also undertake project work to write a sustained work in a genre of their choice. The course also provides a strong foundation in contemporary law knowledge and transferable skills such as critical analysis, problem solving and research that will equip students for their careers. Students can choose electives that align with their interests and gain practical and hands-on experience. They benefit from meaningful connections with high profile industry employers and classes with leading and internationally renowned law experts. They can also pursue work experience through industry internships and international exchanges. Career options include working in the legal fraternity, or as a writer in legalities in publishing or creative writing industries, copyright, intellectual property law or in legal-related roles in the publishing industry.

Structure

  • 528 credit points
  • Fine Arts component: 192 credit points (16 units)
  • 2 core units and a Creative Writing major (14 units). Law component: 336 credit points. This is comprised of 19 core units, including units based upon the 'Priestley 11' required for admission to legal practice in Australia and 8 electives. Students are able to deepen their knowledge in areas of interest through their elective choices which reflect areas of legal practice and emerging developments in law.

Subjects

  • Creative writing
  • Law

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Assumed knowledge: English, or Literature, or English and Literature, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C).

Recognition

Graduates satisfy the academic requirements for admission as a solicitor and/or barrister in all Australian states and territories. It is also recognised for admission purposes in West and East Malaysia, India, Fiji and Papua New Guinea.

Study pathways

Pathways to the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Master of Teaching (Secondary), or Master of Philosophy are available. Students may be able to claim advanced standing for part of their course, on the basis of completed or partially completed studies, and other assessable learning outcomes. QUT advanced standing rules apply.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Kelvin Grove International: $196,000
  • OP: 7/86
Yes
  • Full-time : 5.5 years
Gardens Point International: $196,000 No information available Yes No information available

Further information

QUT offers a range of scholarships that provide real support for students. Our offer guarantee can give you peace of mind about your study choices. If you receive an ATAR or selection rank equal to or higher than the offer guarantee, you are guaranteed a place in the course regardless of the threshold. This means that when you know your ATAR or selection rank you can check your eligibility for a QUT course before receiving an offer. You still need to lodge a QTAC application by the closing date. A small number of courses do not participate in the offer guarantee scheme.

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