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Master of Creative Writing (Coursework and Minor Thesis)

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  • Objectives
    Students who complete the masters should have: * developed the ability to initiate a significant creative project and carry it through to completion; * developed capacities for critical evaluation and creative self-awareness; * developed flexible and sophisticated strategies for problem-solving in creative projects; * developed a respect for communication, support, cooperation, constructive criticism and intellectual integrity within the discipline of writing and the community of writers; * have developed an understanding of the highest professional and intellectual standards in the discipline.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Creative Writing (Coursework and Minor Thesis)
  • Course description
        * a thesis subject (50 points)
        * three coursework subjects (37.5 points)
        * one advanced workshop (12.5 points)

    A total of 100 points - subjects are 12.5 points each, unless indicated otherwise.

    Thesis subject

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    760-553  Minor Thesis - Creative Writing
    The student will negotiate a suitable project with a supervisor, attend meetings and supervision sessions as required and present work in progress to appropriate seminars or conferences during the year.     Semester 1, Semester 2     50

    Coursework subjects and workshop

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    760-513  Writing the Unconscious
    This subject explores the implications of theories of the self and the unconscious for contemporary writers. Work from the late 19th Century, the Modernist period and contemporary Postmodern literature will be surveyed along with theoretical writing ...     Semester 1     12.50

    760-512  Research for the Creative Writer
    This seminar subject is designed to enrich writers' understanding of what research involves for extended writing projects, in terms of the thematic material explored, the cultural and socio-political context, and in terms of the conceptual enric...     Semester 1     12.50

    760-510  Creative Writing Advanced Workshop
    Students will produce drafts of work in progress, engage in peer editing and workshops, present readings, attend seminars conducted by experienced writers, and will have an opportunity to receive professional feedback from publishers and editors.     Semester 2     12.50

    760-520  Text, Time and Space
    This subject will enable the creative writing student to consider how time and space as cultural and structural concepts are involved in narrative and subject construction. The subject will stimulate a creative engagement with critical theory and wil...     Semester 2     12.50

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