Course Title: Creative Writing Studio: Collaborations

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Creative Writing Studio: Collaborations

Credit Points: 24


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

COMM2650

City Campus

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Bonny Cassidy

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3792

Course Coordinator Email: bonny.cassidy@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

In Creative Writing Collaborations you will work on a negotiated project with other students and staff to model industry practice, providing you with an opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary team. The aim is to enhance your employability in the creative industries. A variety of options will be open to you. For example, you could work with students from other programs and get involved in an interdisciplinary project such as the production of a television series, or writing and producing a game, or producing and publishing an anthology or website. Or you could work on a collaborative project offered externally such as hosting a series of literary events, writing a newsletter for an external community organisation, or responding to another industry brief.

This is the designated Work Integrated Learning (WIL) course for BP257 Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing). This course includes a work integrated learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/ or community is integral to your experience.
 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

  • Critically respond to and communicate ideas as a creative writer in a global context, analysing and reflecting on your own and others’ writing.
  • Communicate and interact effectively in professional contexts using diverse formats and strategies to a range of audiences.
  • Develop and extend your leadership ability through constructive collaboration and teamwork, demonstrating cultural and social awareness and ethical and reflective practice.


Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify effective collaboration skills and apply these on projects, negotiating the diverse creative, organisational and technical roles involved.
  • Apply skills and knowledge relevant to a specialised role in project teams.
  • Apply principles of professional practice to the process of collaboration.
  • Reflect upon and relate your own experiences to the broader creative, professional and cultural contexts in which you practice.

 


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be actively engaged in learning that involves a range of activities such as studios, project work, lectures, tutorials, class discussion, individual and group activities.
 


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

The University Library has extensive resources for Creative Writing students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies http://rmit.libguides.com/writing

The Library provides guides on academic referencing: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessment may include essays, reports, reflective papers, creative projects and presentations, individually and in groups. Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: Assessment and exams.