Course Title: Writing Workshop

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Writing Workshop

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019

Course Coordinator: Penny Johnson

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4383

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You are required to have completed Developing a Writing Project (COMM2458)

Course Description

This course gives you an opportunity to develop a written work to industry readiness through discussion and workshopping. By redrafting, and refining your work, you strengthen your writing skills and learn to make independent decisions about the development of your project. You think critically about your own work and provide constructive feedback to others on their work. The focus of this course is on learning to work in a self directed way within a community of practice.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Course Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • develop your writing project independently, with the support of other writers
  • address issues that may have arisen in your writing project; for example, structure, narrative development, voice
  • make judgements about feedback from others and decide how best to integrate suggestions into your work
  • communicate your writing and/or editing corrections, suggestions and concerns in a constructive way to other writers
  • reflect on the progress of your writing project and identify how best to move it forward.

Program Learning Outcomes
In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • demonstrate critical thinking and innovation when identifying and responding to problems in diverse contexts within writing, editing and publishing
  • work with others in a range of roles and contexts, demonstrating cultural, environmental and social awareness
  • apply initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making as a writer, editor or future student.

Overview of Learning Activities

This course involves considerable class discussion and workshopping, giving you an opportunity for ongoing feedback from staff and peers. You will be expected to work independently on your chosen project as well as submit and critique material for regular workshopping sessions.

The learning activities included in this course are:

  • structured class discussions which provide the framework for exploring and developing your writing project
  • writing workshops to assist development of your writing project with feedback from peers and teacher
  • guest lectures from specialist industry speakers
  • independent research and study, working through the course requirements as presented in classes, online and through learning materials.

Overview of Learning Resources

Course information and learning materials are available through myRMIT and you are provided with selected written and visual material in class. You can also access a range of resources through the library, e-reserve, various archives and the web.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Assessment will include a range of activities such as in-class exercises, assignments, and individual/group projects.