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Creative Writing 2: Short-form Fiction

Undergraduate | MAQ-ENGX2033 | 2024

Previously MAQ-ENGX233

Brainstorm new ways of writing and reflecting on your work. Build worlds and write with genre, identity and gender in mind. Critique theoretical and creative texts. Produce conceptually-driven creative writing pieces that extend your practice.

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Enrol by
14 July 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
22 July 2024

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Creative Writing 2: Short-form Fiction

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    1. Develop creative writing and reading skills in relation to concepts, topics, craft, technique and voice
    2. Apply key theoretical and practical concepts and techniques in creative writing 
    3. Evaluate their own creative writing processes  
    4. Critique and analyse literary and theoretical texts
    5. Appraise and critique students’ writing in workshop environment

Entry requirements

Prior study

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

one of

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-ENGX233 (Not currently available)


NCCW (pre-2020 units): ENGL233, ENGL304, ENGL319, ENGX233
Pre-requisite: ENGX1021 or ENGX121
NCCW (2020 and onwards): ENGL2033 Creative Writing 2: Concept and Practice

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 Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.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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