Creative Transition Course

Girls Painting

Engage in creative studio classes while you improve your English

The Centre for English Teaching supports applicants through providing intensive English tuition to applicants who hold a 4.5 to 6 IELTS certificate and who have received a conditional offer to study at the University of Sydney.

Develop works for your own CTC group exhibition on campus

The Creative Transition Course will provide you with a balanced mixture of intensive English tuition, through the Centre for English Teaching, whilst also supporting the development of your individual creative process.

Discover Creative Sydney by visiting galleries, museums and attending openings

Through the Creative Transition Course you will engage with Sydney College of the Arts and the local creative community of Sydney. Activities will include participating in studio classes, gallery and cultural landmark visits, as well as having the opportunity to attend Sydney College of the Arts lectures and hear visiting artists' talks. You will discover the creative areas of Sydney, visiting neighbourhoods during a series of art walks in the city and nearby suburbs.

Creative precinct art walks show you Sydney's most exciting neighbourhoods

All of the Creative Transition Course activities are designed to support your transition into the art school experience, whilst at the same time allowing you the opportunity to develop a wider social network with other students, staff and people in the arts industry. The Creative Transition Course will compliment your studies at the Centre for English Teaching, exposing you to a broader engagement with English in a relaxed and creative setting.

Experience a range of SCA classes to get a feel for the degree experience ahead

If you would like to find out more about this exciting new program, please send an email to:

Am I eligible

Below is a list of the criteria that you will need to meet in order to join the Creative Transition Course:

  • you will need to have an IELTS certificate and a conditional letter of offer from the University of Sydney
  • you will need to have a minimum IELTS of 4.5
  • before applying to study in the Creative Transition Course, you will need to already be enrolled in a program at the Centre for English Teaching
  • if you are a local applicant with a 6.5 or higher IELTS or are a native English speaker, you can apply for the Creative Transition Course without enrolling at the Centre for English Teaching. However, the ASAS program at the Centre for English Teaching is highly recommended as a University preparation experience.

How To Apply

Applications are now open for the Centre for English Teaching and Creative Transition Course. The programs designed for students with a 4.5 and 5.5 IELTS commence on Monday 15 July 2013 and the programs for students with a 5 and 6 IELTS commence on Monday 30 September 2013.

CTC Program Costs

Program Program Length CTC List fee 2013 IELTS Level
CTC/47 47 Week Program $17,820.00 IELTS 4.5
CTC/36 36 Week Program $13,200.00 IELTS 5
CTC/25 25 Week Program $8,690.00 IELTS 5.5
CTC/15 15 Week Program $4,510.00 IELTS 6
CTC/ASAS 4 Week Program $1,900.00 IELTS 6.5+

Application Websites

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