2017 Undergraduate Courses
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Creative Writing Major | 2017

This information is for students commencing their course in 2017. Students follow the rules and requirements for the year they commenced their course. Please refer to the Archives link in the menu for years prior to 2017.

The Creative Writing major is an excellent way to explore writing in a critical and historical context. You will be able to produce new work in poetry, drama and short stories and reflect on these practices in relation to the history and politics of writing. Graduates will be flexible, independent thinkers capable of analysing problems from different perspectives. These core skills, accompanied by the skills and knowledge acquired in a second major in a related field, will broaden career options within the arts and communication industries. Creative Writing would pair well with a major in English Literatures, Cultural Studies, Languages, Indigenous Studies or Philosophy.

Major Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this major students will be able to:

  1. Identify how creative writing has developed as a discipline and how it relates to other areas of study;
  2. Identify and utilise a range of creative writing strategies across a range of fictional and non-fictional genres;
  3. Apply a variety of drafting and sub-editorial skills to produce creative texts in a range of dramatic, poetic or narrative forms;
  4. Evaluate critical theory and apply this to reflect personal writing practice;
  5. Examine and contextualise creative writing from a diverse range of social, cultural and creative influences in a national and international context;
  6. Understand and evaluate the ways in which writers create their work and develop it professionally within the constraints of the writing 'industry'.

Subjects Required for Major Study

A major study in Creative Writing consists of at least 48 credit points as outlined below.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
CACW100 Introduction to Creative Writing 6 Autumn, Spring, Summer 2017/2018
CACW103 Editing Foundation 6 Autumn
CACW301 Writing Across Borders 6 Autumn
CACW303 Genre and Form 6 Spring
CACS331 Contemporary Theory and Research Practice 6 Autumn
ENGL383 Contemporary Fiction and Film (Capstone) 6 Not offered in this year
Plus ONE from the following:
CACW201 Poetic Studio 6 Spring
CACW202 Dramatic Studio 6 Spring
CACW203 Narrative Studio 6 Autumn
Plus ONE from the following:
CACW232 Writing and Critical Theory 6 Spring

Minor Study

A 24 credit point minor in Creative Writing is available.  

Credit Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.

Other Information

Further information is available at:
UOW Course Finder
Email: lha-enquiries@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 20 December, 2017