Minor Overview

About this minor
The Creative Writing Studies Minor offers students creative industry experience and develops transferable skills in critical thinking, creativity and communication. Students will progress their writing skills and imaginative capacities through interactive workshops and scaffolded assessment tasks, which will result in the practice and production of original writing in multiple forms. Students will also be introduced to key theoretical approaches to the discipline in order to understand the relationships between writer and society, and contemporary literary forms and the publishing sector. The Minor pathway is carefully structured to achieve these outcomes. Two core units at first and second year-levels enable students' progress, a base competency in creative practice, and engagement with creative industries through a critical introduction to and practice of the publishing pathway. The third year options include a work-integrated learning placement that offers hands-on experience and allows students to apply their skills to the creative industries. For students taking a minor which shares units with their other unit sets (majors or minors): in order for minors to be recognised on academic and graduation documents, students may only have a maximum of one unit overlapping between their unit sets.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate transferable skills by crafting, revising, editing and completing creative writing works in multiple forms; (2) demonstrate the ability to express ideas concisely and clearly in both oral and written forms; (3) gain an understanding of the manner in which literary concepts and theories intersect with creative writing practice; (4) understand and critically evaluate major creative works; and (5) apply a range of reading and interpretive strategies relevant to creative praxis.


Key to availability of units:
Semester 1
Semester 2
non-standard teaching period
Take the following unit:

Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S2 ENGL1501 Reading Creatively/Writing Creatively None
Take the following unit:

Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S1 ENGL2501 Creative Writing: Theory and Practice
24 points of study
Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:

Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S2 ENGL3001 Poetry and Poetics
any Level 2 ENGL unit
S2 ENGL3200 Writing/Environment
any level 1
or level 2 ENGL unit
or HIST1901 Environmental History
NS, S1, S2 WILG3001 Professional Experience Practicum
Successful completion of
48 points in your chosen degree and approval of the unit coordinator
and Enrolment in
Major(s) MJD-ECNPF Professional Economics
or MJD-LINGO Linguistics
or MJD-POLSC Political Science and International Relations
or MJD-BMGMT Business Management
or MJD-ENTIN Enterprise and Innovation
or MJD-GLBUS Global Business
or MJD-FINEC Financial Economics
or MJD-CRMDM Criminology and Criminal Justice
or MJD-BUSAN Business Analytics
or Minor(s) MNR-CRWRS Creative Writing Studies
BUSN3348 Business Practicum
or HUMA2901 Arts Practicum
or POLS3326 Political Science Internship
or WILG2201 Professional Experience Practicum
or PARL3399 WA Parliamentary Research Program.