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Creative Writing - ENGLW23428

Plan Summary

Faculty: ARTSC - Faculty of Arts&Social Science
Program: 3428 - Media (Media Production)
Bachelor of Media (Minor)

Plan Outline

This plan is only available to students commencing from 2011

The Minor in Writing develops students’ creative compositional capacities in the English language. It provides a survey of the history of forms of writing, and sustained practice in the rhetorics and poetics of composition. It is closely aligned with subject matter in the fields of English and Cultural Studies. It develops practical skills in writing in various genres, as well as in editing and in understanding the professional contexts in which communication through writing plays a central role.

The aims of the BA Minor in Creative Writing are:
  • to practice creative writing and editing across various genres, including poetry, scriptwriting, fiction, and essays
  • to develop effective rhetorical capacities through reflection on the English language
  • to develop broad understandings of effective written communications and their professional contexts
  • to foster critical and creative engagement with literary and cultural theory through reasoned and open-minded debate
  • to consider the value of ethical and aesthetic responses to real-world problems

Plan Structure

A student who wishes to gain a minor in Creative Writing must complete 36 uoc including 6 uoc at Level 1, and at least 12 uoc at each of Levels 2 and 3 including the core course ARTS2032 Creative Writing.

Level 1

Level 2

Students must complete the core course:
The following courses from other subject areas can also be counted towards the Creative Writing minor:

Level 3
The following courses from other subject areas can also be counted towards the Creative Writing minor:
Note: Students are encouraged to take both modules in the Level 3 shelf course ARTS3034 Advanced Creative Writing.

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