Course Title: Creative Writing Studio: Project
Part A: Course Overview
Course Title: Creative Writing Studio: Project
Credit Points: 24
345H Media and Communication
|Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017
Course Coordinator: Dr Jessica Wilkinson
Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99253714
Course Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities
Required Prior Study
Successful completion of COMM2651 Creative Writing Studio: Horizons.
Alternatively you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course. Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. Further information: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=x94or0ccuu7k
Creative Writing Project is a capstone course where you will produce a major creative work developed from previous studios and courses in the program. The course is designed to test and enhance your writing abilities in terms of both quantity and quality. You are expected to be self-motivated and disciplined, under the guidance of teaching staff and fellow students in writing workshops and intensive settings. You will engage in critical assessment of your creative project through the co-requisite course, Essay Project. You are expected to produce work that could be included as part of a professional portfolio.
Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development
Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
- Apply initiative to enable the execution of independent major projects.
- Identify and apply craft, research and professional skills in order to produce major pieces of independent work.
- Apply your skills in critical and contextual understanding to aid the development of both your own work and that of others.
- Create and produce major pieces of creative work that have the potential to be taken to the marketplace, or that can be developed further as future creative endeavour.
In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:
- Create, develop and produce new creative writing to reflect intention and ideas within a range of theoretical frameworks and contexts relevant to a variety of media and genres.
- Synthesise and apply learned skills of writing, reading, revising and researching to inform, improve and position your creative writing effectively.
- Critically read and analyse a range of theoretical, historical, cultural and contemporary texts in order to inform and develop your professional practice.
- Critically respond to and communicate ideas as a creative writer in a global context, analysing and reflecting on your own and others’ writing.
- Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking and innovation when identifying and solving problems in diverse contexts within the discipline of creative 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.
- Apply initiative and critical and creative judgment in planning, problem solving and decision making in your professional 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 Disability Liaison Unit 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 Policy