Subject details

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.
  • 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

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:

SWI-PWR80005-Writing and Praxis: Publication Folio A , or SWI-LPW705A


Do not enrol into this subject if you have completed LPW701B. You should have completed the Graduate Diploma of Arts (Writing) and Graduate Certificate of Arts (Writing) before enrolling in 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.

  • Assignment 1 - Online Discussion (60-70%)
  • Assignment 2 - Assignments (30-40%)

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.

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