Major Thesis Creative Writing (res/crtv)

Subject 106-522 (2008)

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Credit Points: 100.000
Level: Research Higher Degree
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2008.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Regular supervision throughout the year
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Subject Overview: The Master of Arts in Creative Writing, Researched (thesis only), is designed for students to develop advanced skills in carrying out independent and sustained research in creative writing. The research thesis will take the form of two closely related parts: a creative writing component (approximately 20,000 words or agreed equivalent) and a dissertation (approximately 10,000 words). The creative work and dissertation must be presented as an integrated, coherent whole. Students will work closely with their supervisor(s) to develop a coherent research project that fits these guidelines. Special application requirements: a sample of previous work (up to 5000 words), demonstrating both research-based critical writing and creative writing, must be submitted with the application.
Assessment: Thesis 30,000 words (100 points per year)
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:
  • have developed writing practices to a professional level;
  • have developed and communicated a critical and theoretical understanding of what is involved in their own creative writing;
  • have presented their work in a professional manner;
  • have demonstrated advanced learning in research skills, with an informed understanding of the relationship between creative and critical writing.
Related Course(s): Master of Arts (Creative Writing) (Research/Creative)

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