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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Producing the original work: creativity, inspiration, perspiration
    • The student as a multi-generic writer
    • Popular fictional and non-fictional forms
    • Poetics and performance
    • Hybrid genre such as fictocriticism and narrative nonfiction
    • Genres of Writing
    • Poetry
    • Short stories
    • Narrative non-fiction
    • Song writing
    • Food writing
    • Crime writing
    • Popular writing
    • Business writing
  • Study resources
    • Print Materials
      • Welcome letter
    • Online Materials
      • Printable format materials

After successfully completing this subject, students will be able to:

  1. Evaluate and critically reflect on a range of complex creative techniques, methodologies, and theoretical approaches to undertaking and completing a substantial research-based project
  2. Demonstrate a high level of creative and practical skill, including peer-based analysis, in the staged and autonomous production of their chosen form of artefact, from outline to practice-led research, to structural development, to finished prose
  3. Generate a substantial research-based creative project, and produce and evaluate reflexive theorisations about their practice and project and the practice and projects of others.
  • Assignment 1 - 60%-70% (0%)
  • Assignment 2 - 30%-40% (0%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

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

  • SWI-LPW705B
  • SWI-LPW701B

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

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject allows students to develop advanced writing techniques and creative artefact planning skills  through the production of a major piece of work for publication. It will also extend students’ knowledge about a range of writing genres and insights into the writing process. It exposes students to the many different approaches to the practice of writing by critically appraising a range of writing practitioners and published works. It will also further develop and apply critical, theoretical and reflective understandings through the frame of practice-led research to assist in the development of a student’s own folio of original work.

Please note: assessment values are indicative only, details will be advised at the start of the subject.

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