200 point program
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
First 100 points:
- four compulsory subjects (50 points)
- elective subjects from either Creative Writing or Publishing and Editing, selected from the First 100 Point Elective Subjects lists (50 points)
Second 100 points:
- Core subjects: choose either the Creative Writing Thesis CWRI90015 Part 1 & CWRI90016 Part 2; OR the Advanced Writing Project CWRI90017 Part 1 & CWRI90018 Part 2 (50 points)
- elective subjects from the Second 100 Point Elective Subjects list of the program (25 points from the Creative Writing list and 25 points from the Publishing and Editing list) (50 points)
All students are required to complete the Capstone Requirement for the program (at least 25 points)
Note: The core subject requires two consecutive semesters of enrolment.
For more detailed information:
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Example 200 point plan
|Theory For WritingCompulsory||12.5|
Theory For Writing
A survey of critical, philosophical and theoretical writing relating to issues of creativity and the creative process. Texts from, for instance, Derrida, Lacan, Freud, Foucault, Kristeva, Cixous, Barthes, Althusser, Tompkins and others will be discussed. The relation between critical schools of thought and students' own creative work will be explored.
Detailed Information CWRI40004
This subject focuses on the structural editing of texts in a range of genres, including instructional, polemical, scholarly and narrative works. Students will learn how to analyse the reading practices characteristic of different genres, and will be given practical experience in editing texts to meet the requirements and expectations of various projected readerships. The subject will also familiarise students with protocols for effective author/editor communication and acquaint them with the ethical and legal responsibilities that govern editors' participation in the publishing process. On successfully completing this subject, students will have a sound grasp of strategies for appraising ...
Detailed Information PUBL90001
This subject deals with a range of forms within the genre of fiction, with a particular although not exclusive focus on the short story - one of the lasting forms of modern creative writing, but one peculiarly receptive to intellectual and artistic movements. The subject is seminar based and engages with a range of narrative forms that compliment short fiction, in addition to the reading and discussion of fiction. Themes and texts that may be included will be essays on the production and craft of writing, the translation of works of fiction into other media, such as cinema, theatre and fine art. The subject may also look at specific forms of fiction such as the 'linked collection' of shor...
Detailed Information CWRI40010
This subject focuses on the key communication skill of editing. It introduces students to the linguistic conventions of editorial English, the use and interpretation of copy-editing symbols, and the parameters of a variety of house styles. Students will also learn the principles and practice of editing on screen and the procedures required to ensure editorial transparency and accountability in an electronic environment. The subject offers an overview of the major components of the editing process, with an emphasis on editing for consistency and cohesion. On successfully completing this subject, students will have a sound grasp of the linguistic and procedural aspects of copy-editing.
Detailed Information PUBL90002
In this subject students study a number of recent Australian literary works selected from a range of genres. The emphasis is on contemporary work. The approach will include discussion of ways of reading, and production of creative responses to the selected texts. Students will read one significant work in preparation for each weekly class.
Detailed Information CWRI40014
|Writing and Editing for Digital MediaElective||12.5|
Writing and Editing for Digital Media
This introductory subject is designed to induct graduate students into the major issues and current thinking in web-based communication; to familiarize students with the major channels and platforms in use in this field; to develop an understanding of online genres, and teach essential writing and editing skills for online contexts. Students will gain practical experience in writing in a number of different styles and formats and will learn to publish their work on a digital platform.
Detailed Information PUBL90006
|Creative Writing Advanced WorkshopCompulsory||12.5|
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. Students must consult the coordinator to discuss subject preparation prior to enrolment. This subject involves pre-learning. Students are required to read any set texts and the subject reader at least once before the Intensive commences. Students are required to write a 1,000-word draft of their creative assessment piece before the Intensive commences to be distributed for workshopping. Students are also required to read and provide written feed...
Detailed Information CWRI90004
|Research Principles and PracticesCompulsory||12.5|
Research Principles and Practices
This subject introduces students to research skills for students planning, researching and writing a thesis in the School of Culture and Communication. Research Principles and Practices explores traditional and contemporary research practices and the differing methodological approaches guiding research practices in the School of Culture and Communication. It explores key research principles and practices including: defining an academic field, establishing a research question, identifying key words and key texts, developing a literature review, preparing and presenting a research proposal. Research Principles and Practices provides students with specific research methodologies and academic...
Detailed Information MULT50001
|Creative Writing Thesis Part 1Core||25|
Creative Writing Thesis Part 1
The student will negotiate a suitable project with a supervisor, and attend meetings and supervision sessions as required. Enrolment in the thesis is across two consecutive semesters and students must enrol in the subject in each semester to ensure they are meeting the full 50 point requirement for the year-long subject. Thesis students must also enrol in the subject MULT50001 Research Principles and Practices.
Detailed Information CWRI90015
|Advanced Editing for Digital MediaElective||12.5|
Advanced Editing for Digital Media
This subject introduces students to advanced aspects of editing for digital media. It focuses on the methods, systems, trends and technological developments taking place in digital media industries, and presents a portfolio of key skills and knowledge required in contemporary editing and content management. Taking the publishing industry as its professional context, it focuses on software for digital authoring, editing, content management and content marketing; the principles of workflow in the digital office; digital publishing and ebook production processes and systems; and the creation of video for the internet. Students will gain a practical understanding of a range of applications an...
Detailed Information PUBL90009
|Print Production and DesignElective||12.5|
Print Production and Design
This subject teaches students practical skills in creating documents using the industry-standard software, Adobe Indesign through practical workshops that take the student from beginner to intermediate skill levels. It also introduces students to the concepts and practice of print production and design, and outlines the underlying principles of publishing design and page layout, the characteristics of good typesetting, the interrelationship of images, space, colour and text and the importance of design briefs. Through reference to the history of printing, this subject will extend students’ understanding of the impact of changing technologies on typography, graphic design and production pr...
Detailed Information PUBL90010
|Creative Writing Thesis Part 2Core||25|
Creative Writing Thesis Part 2
Refer to CWRI90015 Creative Writing Thesis Part 1 for details
Detailed Information CWRI90016
|Internship I (Placement Only)Core||12.5|
Internship I (Placement Only)
Students enrolled in this subject will be assisted to find a placement in a professional working environment. They will work under the guidance of a senior staff member, with additional support from the subject co-ordinator. The placement will enable students to apply in a practical environment skills developed in their other coursework units. Students will thus gain direct exposure to professional practice in their chosen field. The internship may be undertaken as a practicum at the students' workplace if appropriate.
Detailed Information MULT90018
|History of Books and ReadingElective||12.5|
History of Books and Reading
This subject introduces students to the history of the book and its relationship to changing reading practices. It will focus specifically on the changing technologies and aesthetics of book production, the relationships between reading and other cultural practices, the changing roles of publishers, booksellers and authors, the evolution of libraries as repositories and gatekeepers of approved knowledge, and the role of government in establishing a legislative framework to regulate the book trade.
Detailed Information PUBL90007