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This subject will take up questions of creativity, professional practice and critical theory as they relate to creative writing, with a view to students engaging with contemporary Australian and global writing culture and industry. Instead of lectures, students will attend weekly panels presented by leading writers and industry professionals. Each tutorial group will be built around a different practical, collaborative project rooted firmly in the world beyond university.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should have:
- an informed and critically discriminating understanding of complex contemporary theoretical and cultural issues related to creative writing;
- the ability to take the step from student-writer and engage in independent, creative and self-reflective professional development;
- the ability to apply, extend and refine skills acquired in their degree on a specific collaborative project;
- the ability to work constructively with peers in a self-directed collaborative project; and
- the ability to develop and complete all phases of self-initiated creative writing projects.
At the completion of this subject, students should gain the following generic skills:
- critical thinking and analysis;
- collaborative work with other students;
- creative thinking and development of ideas and projects;
- communicating thoughts and knowledge;
- written communication;
- time management and planning; and
- practices and ethics in the field of creative writing.
Last updated: 29 April 2020