Professional Contexts of Literary and Feature Writing
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- 25 Jul 2022
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:
- Identify and analyse magazines that publish different genres of creative writing: literary fiction, genre fiction, and creative non-fiction periodicals that publish writing on lifestyle and entertainment.
- Analyse and critique key issues raised in the production of different genres of writing.
- Apply technical skills and specialist knowledge within a sustained major work appropriate to specific readerships or community contexts.
- Demonstrate ethical conduct in relation to the production and publication processes of professional writing.
- Work collaboratively in groups to identify and analyse the features of different writing markets.
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
NCCW (pre-2020 units) ENGL875, ENGL8075 Pre-requisite Admission to MCrWrit
No additional requirements
In this unit each student conceptualises, designs and undertakes a project that engages with their individual vocational or education aims. Each project will extend upon the skills and knowledge developed during the student’s Masters study. Students engage in a Major Work from one of three modules: a Professional Context Project, such as an internship or other industry-focused project; the design of a school or community-based creative writing curriculum; or a research-based Journal Article suitable for a postgraduate level peer-reviewed journal. The unit is not intended for the production of a piece of creative writing. Students plan and undertake their project through independent work with the support of the convenor and student peers. Peer feedback and collaboration is encouraged. At the unit’s outcome students have engaged in a significant professionalising experience culminating in documentation and a digital portfolio showcase.
- Participatory task (10%)
- Story pitch (5%)
- Report (15%)
- Proposal/Project Plan (20%)
- Creative work (50%)
Current study term: 24 Jul 22 to 06 Nov 22
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