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ENGL6119: Dissertation Part 1: Creative Writing

2024 unit information

Research and writing towards a 12-15,000 word dissertation comprising of a larger creative and smaller critical/exegetical component. This is a capstone unit of the Master of Creative Writing degree. Candidates must formulate a topic and consult with the Unit Coordinator in advance of enrollment in order to be assigned appropriate supervision by an academic staff member. Must be followed by enrollment in ENGL6120 Dissertation Part 2: Creative Writing.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

English and Writing

Code ENGL6119
Academic unit English and Writing
Credit points 6
Minimum 24 credit points of 6000-level Master of Creative Writing units (minimum 12 credit points core and workshop units)

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. develop and complete an original piece of fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry or hybrid work for the creative part of the dissertation
  • LO2. apply critical research skills towards developing and completing the exegesis/critical essay part of the dissertation
  • LO3. deploy advanced creative writing skills and techniques as advised by your supervisor, and productively engage with and apply feedback from the supervision process to your creative and critical work
  • LO4. recognize and understand the relationship between your creative and critical work through research and application of a theoretical framework and/or analysis of model texts and contexts
  • LO5. respectfully and usefully critique your own and others’ work in the seminars, contributing to a productive, engaged and respectful workshop and learning environment as a form of teamwork
  • LO6. demonstrate understanding of the principles of editing and re-drafting towards the production of the final dissertation.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Supervision Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2024
Supervision Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Supervision Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2020
Supervision Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Supervision Remote
Semester 2 2021
Supervision Remote
Semester 1 2022
Supervision Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Supervision Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Supervision Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2023
Supervision Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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