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Creative Writing: Ideas and Practice (CWRI10001)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeCWRI10001
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject focuses on the creative process of shorter literary work, from the first idea through the development, editing and presentation, including the identification of sources, and choice of style and form. Students will be encouraged to attempt a variety of forms including poetry, monologue, fiction and creative non-fiction. They will also be encouraged to read and discuss a wide range of contemporary literature as part of their understanding and articulation of their own and others' creative work.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, student should have:

  • a strong understanding of the discipline of creative writing, including its histories, frameworks and principles;
  • had an opportunity to play with ideas, drawing on their experience and memory to draft and develop their own creative written works to a high standard;
  • been challenged in thinking in ways that ‘desettle’ previous understandings; a detailed knowledge and understanding of various forms of creative writing such as poetry, creative non-fiction and fiction;
  • learned the foundations of appropriate methodologies and critical inquiry into creative works with intellectual honesty and a respect for ethical values;
  • the ability to act as informed and critically discriminating participants in the appraisal and discussion of the creative work of their peers, taking into account individual and cultural differences;
  • the ability to work with independence, self-reflection and creativity to meet goals and challenges;
  • been inspired to continue to pursue the discipline of creative writing; and
  • learned the foundations of technical and computer skills, including LMS Discussion Board participation.

Generic skills

At the completion of this subject, students should gain the following generic skills:

  • the ability to apply analytic, independent, and critical skills to written texts;
  • the ability to apply problem-solving skills to creative tasks;
  • the ability to complete written tasks to a high level of literacy;
  • the ability to tackle unfamiliar problems with confidence; and
  • the ability to plan and develop their own work.

Last updated: 11 October 2019