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Undergraduate | MAQ-ENGX1021 | 2024

An Introduction to Creative Writing

Previously MAQ-ENGX121

Course information for 2024 intake

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Play with narrative and time as you develop adventurous creative writing pieces. Reflect on your creative process and the approaches adopted by other writers. Experiment with creative writing styles. Place value on the drafting and revision processes.

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Start dates
19 Feb 2024,
22 July 2024,
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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
18 weeks

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An Introduction to Creative Writing

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

    1. Achieve creative writing and reading skills in relation to concepts, topics, craft, technique and voice
    2. Evaluate creative writing processes
    3. Identify, engage with and apply concepts of narrative form and poetry
    4. Analyse and discuss the work of others in group discussions

Entry requirements

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MAQ-ENGX201 (Not currently available)

  • MAQ-ENG210 (Not currently available)

  • MAQ-ENGX121 (Not currently available)


NCCW (pre-2020 units): ENG210, ENGX201, ENGL121, ENGL201, ENGL218, ENGX121

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements - Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Arts

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