Bachelor of Communication - Creative Writing / Bachelor of Laws

University of Technology Sydney

This course is offered jointly by UTS: Law and UTS: Communication. The course aims to assist students to develop practical experience of and theoretical engagement in the discipline of contemporary creative writing and the intersection of law and creativity. Students are prepared for a broad range of careers, including professional and legal practice, through an emphasis on critical skills to develop independent writing and foundational law studies. The program provides full-time study for students wishing to obtain a professional legal qualification that satisfies the academic requirements for admission as a lawyer together with the study of creative writing as a professional practice. Students learn a range of key genres and forms, including narrative writing, creative non-fiction, poetry and poetics, and screenwriting. Students also study the 'written word' - one of the most important tools of the legal profession - and the combination of law and creative writing equips students to become effective advocates who can provide innovative and thoughtful solutions to complex problems. Career options include media lawyer, intellectual property lawyer, solicitor, barrister, editor, publisher, scriptwriter, literary agent, communication coordinator, copywriter, novelist, feature writer, publications officer, freelance writer.

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At a glance

Type of Institution: University
Level: Undergraduate
Campus/Location: City
Institution CRICOS: 00099F

Subjects

  • Communication
  • Creative writing
  • Law

About us

UTS is Sydney’s city university – we’re situated in the heart of one of the world’s great cities, surrounded by Sydney’s creative and digital industry precincts. We’ve created a world-class campus of vibrant, interconnected student spaces. Take advantage of our award-winning buildings, state-of-the-art facilities and sustainable design.

We’re a young university, but we’re already making a name for ourselves. UTS is the top young university in Australia, according to the QS Top 50 Under 50 2019 and the Times Higher Education Young University rankings 2018 – and we’re ranked #10 (QS) and #16 (THE) globally as well. Not bad for an institution that’s just 30 years old.

 

Life in a new city can be challenging – but we provide support services to help you along the way, many of which are free. Our student services include:

  • English language support
  • Study support
  • Career development
  • Confidential medical and counselling services
  • Sports organisations and facilities
  • Peer networking and peer support opportunities
  • Housing support.

 

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