This major offers students the opportunity to explore their creative potential and to extend their work to avant-garde, cross-genre and experimental forms of writing. Students are encouraged to critically test the creative implications and the influence of contemporary theoretical and philosophical schools of thought in all forms of writing. Areas of specialisation include fiction, poetry, poetics, non-fiction, autobiography and writing for performance, theatre and screen.
Students who complete this major will:
- apply critical and creative skills to the identification, dramatisation and exploration of problems within complex changing social and cultural contexts;
- demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the conventions, traditions, genres, innovations and history of creative writing;
- apply independent approaches to creative practice and the knowledge related to these practices with intellectual honesty and a respect for ethical values;
- communicate effectively in a variety of oral, digital and written forms;
- confront and explore the relationships between diverse forms of knowledge and the cultural contexts that produce and support them;
- work effectively in a group to meet shared goals, taking into account individual and cultural differences.