Handbook

Creative Writing

Year and Campus: 2015
Overview:

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.

Learning Outcomes:

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.

Structure & Available Subjects:

Creative writing is available as a major or a minor.

MAJOR

Level 1

Level 2

  • 37.5 points from the Creative Writing level two subject list

Level 3

  • The compulsory capstone subject Encounters with Writing
  • and 25 points from the Creative Writing level three subject list.

MINOR

75-point minor studies can be undertaken in specific genres (poetry, fiction, non-fiction, screenwriting, scriptwriting for theatre or performance).

Level 1

Level 2

  • 25-points from the level two Creative Writing subjects listed.

Level 3

  • 25-points from the level three Creative Writing subjects listed.

The capstone subject is not available to students completing a minor or as breadth outside of Arts.

Subject Options:

Creative Writing: Level 1 Subject

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Creative Writing: Level 2 Subjects

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Semester 1
12.50
Semester 2
12.50
Semester 2
12.50

Creative Writing: Level 3 subjects

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Semester 1
12.50
Semester 1
12.50

Level 3 Capstone

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Links to further information: http://www.culture-communication.unimelb.edu.au/study/creative-writing
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts

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