Subject details

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

  1. Identify, evaluate, and critically reflect on a range of complex research tools such as rationales, literature reviews, and research methodologies related to critical and creative practice
  2. Demonstrate skills in applying complex research tools and research methodologies to a unique example of their own professional practice, creative practice, or scholarship
  3. Generate a research proposal that is exegetical in nature and that demonstrates a high level of reflexivity towards their creative practice, analytical mastery of related literature, and a critical awareness of new developments in the field.
    • What is creative research?
    • The nature of creative and practice-led research
    • Heritage and genres of practice-led research
    • The role of reflection and reflexivity
    • The role of subjectivity and creative flow
    • Exegetical writing
  • Study resources

    • Print materials

      • Welcome letter
    • Online materials

      • Printable format materials

Equivalent subjects

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

  • SWI-LPW705A
  • SWI-LPW701A


Students should have completed the 8 subjects comprising the Graduate Diploma of Arts (Writing) before enrolling in this subject.

Special requirements

No special requirements

Develop an understanding of Practice-led Research as it applies to the development of a writing folio. In this subject, you will explore the approaches and methodologies of Practice-led Research and investigate the components of studio-based practice and research. The subject will deepen your understanding of the importance of reflective practice and reflexivity for writers involved in Practice-led Research. It will give you an understanding of how the planning process can assist the creation of, and problem solving for, the production of a major piece of writing. The development of a folio of work, including artefact and exegesis, begins in this subject and is continued in Folio B.

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

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

Textbook information is pending.

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