Creative Writing Studies 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.

Outcomes

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.

Unit sequence

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; NS = non-standard teaching period
Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S2 ENGL1501 Reading Creatively/Writing Creatively
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S1 ENGL2501 Creative Writing: Theory and Practice
Prerequisites:
24 points of study
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil
Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S2 ENGL3001 Poetry and Poetics
Prerequisites:
any Level 2 ENGL unit
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil
S2 ENGL3200 Writing/Environment
Prerequisites:
any level 1
or
level 2 ENGL unit
or
HIST1901 Environmental History
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
NS, S1, S2 WILG3001 Professional Experience Practicum
Prerequisites:
completion of at least 48 point of units and enrolment in the Political Science and International Relations major
or
the Linguistics major and approval by the unit coordinator
or
completion of 96 points of units and enrolment in the Business Management major
or
Enterprise and Innovation major
or
Global Business major. For students in the Creative Writing Studies Minor: completion of ENGL1501 Reading Creatively/Writing Creatively
and
ENGL2501 Creative Writing: Theory and Practice.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
BUSN3348 Business Practicum
or
HUMA2901 Arts Practicum
or
POLS3326 Political Science Internship
or
WILG2201 Professional Experience Practicum
or
PARL3399 WA Parliamentary Research Program.