Minor Thesis - Creative Writing

Subject 760-553 (2009)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009.

Credit Points: 50.00
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Regular supervision across two concurrent semesters
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview: The student will negotiate a suitable project with a supervisor, attend meetings and supervision sessions as required and present work in progress to appropriate seminars or conferences during the year.
  • be able to a capacity to work consistently and independently at an advanced level on a self-devised project;
  • be able to demonstrate a well-developed ability to solve problems in the field of creative arts;
  • be able to have an appreciation of the design, conduct and completion of a major creative project;
  • demonstrate a capacity to engage where appropriate with issues in contemporary society;
  • be able to have a conceptually rich understanding of the theoretical underpinnings and implications of their creative work.
Assessment: Creative writing or a balance between creative writing and analytic-theoretical dissertation totalling (or equivalent to) 15 000 words (due at the end of the second semester of study).
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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:
  • be able to structure an extended writing project;
  • be able to undertake independent research;
  • be able to demonstrate a capacity to structure and complete an independent project;
  • be able to problem solve;
  • be able to recognise the relevance of research to society;
  • be able to access resources and organise material;
  • be able to possess critical evaluation skills;
  • be able to make use of research to conceptually enrich projects.
Related Course(s): Master of Creative Writing (Coursework and Minor Thesis)
Master of Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing

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