Creative Writing

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Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Creative Writing

Master of Creative Writing

Students complete 72 credit points, comprising:
(a) a minimum of 24 credit points from selective units of study;
(b) a minimum of 30 credit points from elective units of study including at least two Workshop selective units.
(i) With the permission of the Degree Director a maximum of 12 credit points can be taken as elective units from units of study outside those listed in the Creative Writing subject area, including units of study offered by other faculties.
(c) at least 6 credit points from capstone units of study.

Graduate Diploma of Creative Writing

Students complete 48 credit points, including:
(a) a minimum of 18 credit points from selective units of study;
(b) a maximum of 30 credit points from elective units of study including two workshop selective units of study.
(i) With the permission of the Degree Director a maximum of 6 credit points can be taken as elective units from units of study outside those listed in the Creative Writing table, including units of study offered by other faculties.

Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing

Students complete 24 credit points, including:
(a) 12 credit points from core units of study; and
(b) 12 credit points from elective units of study, including one introductory workshop selective unit of study.

Selective

ENGL6913
Critical Contexts for Creative Writing
6      Semester 2
ENGL6914
Research Methods for Creative Writing
6      Semester 1
ENGL6917
Literary Culture: Sydney
6      Semester 1
ENGL6936
Writers at Work
6      Semester 2
ENGL6937
Literary Movements
6      Semester 2

Capstone

Master of Creative Writing students need to complete either ENGL6908 or (ENGL6119 and ENGL6120). Students completing the Dissertation can count ENGL6120 towards their elective.
ENGL6119
Dissertation Part 1: Creative Writing
6    P Minimum 24 credit points of 6000-level Master of Creative Writing units (minimum 12 credit points core and workshop units)
N ENGL6908

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGL6120
Dissertation Part 2: Creative Writing
6    P ENGL6119
N ENGL6908

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGL6908
Creative Writing: Supervised Project
6    N ENGL6907 or ENGL6929 or ENGL6930 or ENGL6935 or ENGL6119 or ENGL6120

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2

Electives

Workshop units of study

ENGL6122
Life Writing Workshop
12      Semester 2
ENGL6986
Poetry Workshop
12      Semester 1
ENGL6987
Fiction Workshop
12      Semester 1

Other Elective units of study

ENGL6040
Introduction to Old English
6      Semester 2
ENGL6042
Old Norse

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Semester 1
ENGL6100
Approaches to Literary History
6      Intensive July
ENGL6101
Approaches to Genre
6      Semester 2
ENGL6103
Approaches to Global English Literatures
6      Semester 1
ENGL6106
The Idea of the South
6      Semester 2
ENGL6107
Sentiment and Sensation

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Semester 2
ENGL6110
The 18th Century Novel: Theory and Example

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Semester 1
ENGL6111
History Writing in English, 1500-1900

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Semester 1
ENGL6114
Language and Subject

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Semester 1
ENGL6115
Reading Suburbia

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Semester 1
ENGL6970
Reading Magazines
6      Intensive April
ENGL6982
Shakespeare and Modernity

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Semester 2
ENGL6985
Shakespeare and his Contemporaries

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Semester 2
ENGL6992
Henry James and the Art of Fiction
6      Semester 1
MECO6945
Creative Non-Fiction Workshop

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    N ENGL6984
Semester 1
FASS7001
Academic English for Postgraduates
6   

Where students intend to complete both FASS7001 and FASS7002, they should undertake FASS7001 first then FASS7002. Do not enrol in both in one semester.
Semester 1
Semester 2
FASS7002
Critical Thinking and Persuasive Writing
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
WRIT6000
Professional Writing
6      Semester 2
WRIT6001
Professional Editing
6      Semester 1