Creativity for Practice
Reflect on the concept of the writer's identity while assessing your own relationship with the written word.Explore issues of subjectivity. Reflect on your practice through a critical journal. Thumb through case studies from the writing industry.
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After successfully completing this subject, students will be able to:
- Evaluate and critique a range of complex techniques and theoretical approaches for turning creative reflection into creative output;
- Demonstrate a high level of creative and practical skill experimentation through the application of creative and critical approaches to documenting and managing creativity;
- Create and maintain a substantial research-based writer’s journal that unites independent reflexive thinking about their creative practice with theorisations about the nature and critical practice of writing.
- Writerly identity
- Theories of creativity
- Thinking and writing reflexively
- Experiences of creative practice - case studies from the industry
- Alternate forms of creative output
- Voicing marginality
- Ethics and the writerly self
- Welcome letter
- Printable format materials
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
You should have completed the 8 subjects comprising the Graduate Diploma of Arts (Writing) before enrolling in this subject.
No special requirements
This units lets you explore the key ideas around the identity and creative practice of the writer, including notions of the ‘writerly self’, current understandings of creativity and the relationship between subjectivity and reflection. This unit encourages you to reflect deeply and critically on the nature of your writing and to consider a range of methodologies that can help you map your development as a writer.
This subject was previously known as Critical and Creative Practices: The Writerly Identity.
Please note: assessment values are indicative only, details will be advised at the start of the subject.
- Written Assignment (60%)
- Weekly Discussion Threads (12) (40%)