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Creative Writing

Unit of study table

Master of Creative Writing

Students complete 72 credit points, comprising:
(a) 18 credit points from core units of study;
(b) a minimum of 18 credit points and a maximum of 36 credit points from workshop selective units;
(c) a minimum of 6 credit points and a maximum of 12 credit points from capstone units of study;
(d) a minimum of 6 credit points and a maximum of 30 credit points from elective units of study.

Graduate Diploma of Creative Writing

Students complete 48 credit points, including:
(a) 18 credit points from core units of study;
(b) a minimum of 18 credit points and a maximum of 24 credit points from workshop selective units of study;
(c) where required, a maximum of 12 credit points from elective units of study.

Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing

Students complete 24 credit points, including:
(a) 6 credit points from core units of study; and
(b) 12 credit points from workshop selective unit of study;
(c) a maximum of 6 credit points from elective units of study.
Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites
C: Corequisites N: Prohibition

Core units of study

ENGL6913
Critical Contexts for Creative Writing
6  
ENGL6914
Research Methods for Creative Writing
6  
ENGL6936
Writers at Work
6  

Capstone

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
ENGL6120
Dissertation Part 2: Creative Writing
6 P ENGL6119
N ENGL6908
ENGL6908
Creative Writing: Supervised Project
6 N ENGL6907 or ENGL6929 or ENGL6930 or ENGL6935 or ENGL6119 or ENGL6120

Workshop selective units of study

ENGL6122
Life Writing Workshop

12  
ENGL6986
Writing Workshop 2: Experiments in Form
12  
ENGL6987
Writing Workshop 3: Narrative
12  
ENGL6993
Creative Writing Workshop
6  

Elective units of study

ENGL6040
Introduction to Old English
6  
ENGL6100
Approaches to Literary History
6  
ENGL6101
Approaches to Genre
6  
ENGL6103
Approaches to Global English Literatures
6  
ENGL6106
The Idea of the South

6  
ENGL6107
Sentiment and Sensation
6  
ENGL6110
The Secret History of the Novel
6  
ENGL6114
Language and Subject

6  
ENGL6917
Literary Culture: Sydney
6  
ENGL6937
Literary Movements

6  
ENGL6970
Reading Magazines
6  
ENGL6982
Shakespeare and Modernity
6  
ENGL6985
Shakespeare and his Contemporaries

6  
ENGL6992
Henry James and the Art of Fiction

6  
MECO6945
Creative Non-Fiction Workshop

6 N ENGL6984
MECO6916
Editing and Proofreading
6
MECO6944
Manuscript Acquisition and Development
6 P MECO6916
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.
FASS7002
Critical Thinking and Persuasive Writing
6  
WRIT6000
Professional Writing

6  
WRIT6001
Professional Editing

6  
With prior written approval, it is possible for Master of Creative Writing students to count a maximum of 6 credit points of elective units from outside the Creative Writing table towards their degree requirements. Students wishing to do so should consult in the first instance with the Master of Creative Writing degree director to determine a suitable option, and then gain written approval from the relevant Associate Dean in advance of enrolment.