Manuscript Project (Half Year, Part A)
Your upfront cost: $0
- 22 Feb 2021
- 26 Jul 2021
This research-intensive university in north-western Sydney offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. With over 30,000 current students, Macquarie has a strong reputation for welcoming international students and embracing flexible and convenient study options, including its partnership with Open Universities Australia.
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
- Plan and commence on a manuscript in the genres of novella, novel, short story collection or poetry sequence.
- Exercise higher level editorial abilities through independent reflection, revision and rewriting of the manuscript.
- Locate and appraise appropriate resources to develop the manuscript.
- Utilise professional and mature communication skills and capacity to respond to feedback.
- Identify and resolve ethical and/or copyright issues in relation to the creative work’s subject matter, sources or potential audience.
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
Admission to Master of Creative Writing Pre-requisite 40 credit points Pre-requisite Permission by special approval (waiver)
No special requirements
In Manuscript Project A, students commence on a 25,000 word creative manuscript (or equivalent in the case of poetry), which may be a complete work such as a themed collection of poetry or short stories, creative nonfiction essays, the opening chapters of a longer work such as a novella or novel, or a digital interactive text-based work. The two consecutive units Manuscript Project A and Manuscript Project B provide an opportunity for a sustained piece of writing to be developed over two sessions. There are no classes or workshops: students work independently with regular written and verbal feedback from a writing supervisor. It is expected that the final work will be of a potentially publishable standard. Application is open to students who have demonstrated excellent progress in their writing units and have submitted a compelling and potentially publishable project plan. Contact the Course Director for further information about how to apply for entry to this unit.
- Planning and conceptualisation of manuscript (20%%)
- Reflective Writing (20%%)
- Creative Work (60%%)
Current study term: 21 Feb 21 to 04 Jun 21
Textbooks are not required.
Next study term: 25 Jul 21 to 05 Nov 21
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.