Creative Writing Thesis - 50

Subject CWRI40008 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 25
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 0.5
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Entry into honours or postgraduate diploma in creative writing.


MULT50001 Research Principles and Practices must be taken concurrently with the first semester of thesis enrolment.

Study Period Commencement:
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Recommended Background Knowledge:

A major in creative writing as part of undergraduate degree.

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Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

The student will negotiate a suitable thesis topic with a supervisor, attend meetings and supervision sessions as required. Enrolment in the thesis is across two consecutive semesters and students must enrol in the subject in each semester to ensure they are meeting the full 50 point requirement for the year-long subject.


Students who complete this subject will:

  • 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; and
  • be able to have a conceptually rich understanding of the theoretical underpinnings and implications of their creative work.

15000 words or equivalent 100% (due at the end of the second consecutive semester of enrolment). Up to 50% of the thesis can be creative work. The dissertation must be at least 50% of the weighting, and can contribute more than this. Students are required to attend a minimum of 80% of supervision meetings in order to qualify to have their written work assessed. Any student who fails to meet this hurdle without valid reason will not be eligible to pass the subject. All required written work must be submitted in order to pass the subject. Essays submitted after the due date without an extension will be penalised 2% per day. Essays submitted after two weeks of the assessment due date without a formally approved application for special consideration or an extension will only be marked on a pass/fail basis if accepted.

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

Students successfully completing this subject will:

  • be able to conceive, design and develop a research project under supervision;
  • be able to accept and make productive use of critical feedback and critical discussion;
  • be able to work on a self-devised research and creative projects independently; and
  • be able to present their work in public settings.
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Creative Writing
Creative Writing

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