BP257 - Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing)

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RMIT program code: BP257
Plan name: Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing)
Plan code: BP257
Campus: City Campus
Credit points per semester:
Full time: 48
Part time: 24
CRICOS code: 065130G

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2021 Enrolment Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following: All courses listed may not be available each semester.

   Year One of Program
 
AND   Year Two of Program
 
AND   Year Three of Program
 
AND   (Contextual Studies: Approaches to Popular Culture
 
OR   Contextual Studies: Asian Media and Culture
 
OR   Contextual Studies: Cinema Studies
 
OR   Contextual Studies: Literary Studies
 
OR   Contextual Studies: Politics, Economies and Communication
 )
AND   School Options:
 

You must complete a total of 288 credit points over the course of the degree in order to complete the program according to the outline below. This involves 96 credit points per year (48 credit points per semester) of full time study involving a combination of the following types of courses:

- Core courses: (6 x 24pt studios, 2 x 12pt courses over the course of the degree). Core courses must be completed in the sequence set out in the program structure below. 

- Contextual studies courses (all courses to be completed from the same Contextual Studies stream throughout the program. See more information here ).

- School Options (list at the end of the outline below)

- University Student Electives (see what's on offer here )

Note: All courses listed may not be available each semester

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Year One of Program

Complete the following Two (2) Core Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Creative Writing Studio: Foundations 24 COMM2646 City Campus 2896 (B257)
Creative Writing Studio: Craft 24 COMM2648 City Campus 2889 (B257)
AND

Complete two (2) courses in the first block of the Contextual Study area of your choice. Please refer to the list of Contextual Studies options and their courses, which can be found after the Year Three course list.

Contextual Studies courses
AND

Complete two (2) courses in the School Options list that you have not taken or passed already. Please refer to the list of School Option courses at the end of this program structure document.

School Options courses
 
AND

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Year Two of Program

Complete the following Two (2) Core Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Creative Writing Studio: Specialisation 24 COMM2649 City Campus 2901 (B257)
Creative Writing Studio: Collaborations 24 COMM2650 City Campus 2888 (B257)
AND

Complete one (1) course in the second block of the Contextual Study area of your choice. Please refer to the list of Contextual Studies options and their courses, which can be found after the Year Three course list.

Contextual Studies courses
AND

Complete two (2) course in the School Options list that you have not taken or passed already. Please refer to the list of School Option courses at the end of this program structure document.

School Options courses
AND

Select and Complete One (1) Course from:

University Elective
 
AND

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Year Three of Program

Complete the following Four (4) Core Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Creative Writing Studio: Horizons 24 COMM2651 City Campus 2898 (B257)
Creative Writing Studio: Project 24 Yes COMM2652 City Campus 2890 (B257)
Essay Project 12 Yes COMM2647 City Campus 2891 (B257)
Creative Writing: Approaches to Theories and Ideas 12 COMM2645 City Campus 2902 (B257)
AND

Complete the only one (1) course in the last block of the Contextual Study area of your choice. Please refer to the list of Contextual Studies options and their courses, which can be found after the Year Three course list.

Contextual Studies courses
AND

Select and Complete One (1) Course from:

University Elective
 
AND
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Contextual Studies: Approaches to Popular Culture

{

Year One:Select and Complete Two (2) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Pop Culture in Everyday Life 12 COMM2633 City Campus 2948 (B047)
Television Cultures 12 COMM1073 City Campus 2921 (B047)
Popular Cinema 12 COMM2632 City Campus 2936 (B221)
AND

Year Two: Select and Complete One (1) of the following Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Music in Popular Culture 12 COMM1081 City Campus 2922 (B047) 2922 (B047)
Exploring Asian Popular Culture 12 COMM2345 City Campus 2878 (B222)
Screening Politics and Economies 12 COMM2636 City Campus 2961 (B220)
AND

Year Three: Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

New Perspectives in Contemporary Popular Culture 12 Yes COMM2631 City Campus 2945 (B047)
 
OR

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Contextual Studies: Asian Media and Culture

{

Year One: Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Modern Asia 12 COMM2138 City Campus 2878 (B222)
Mass Media in Asia 12 COMM1086 City Campus 2880 (B222)
AND

Year Two: Select and Complete One (1) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

New Media, New Asia 12 COMM2336 City Campus 2879 (B222)
Asian Cinemas 12 COMM1035 City Campus 2924 (B221)
Exploring Asian Popular Culture 12 COMM2345 City Campus 2878 (B222)
AND

Year Three: Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Sex, Politics & Social Change in Asia 12 Yes COMM2253 City Campus 2880 (B222)
}
 
OR

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Contextual Studies: Cinema Studies

{

Year One: Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Introduction to Cinema Studies 12 COMM1031 City Campus 2939 (B221) 2931 (B221)
Popular Cinema 12 COMM2632 City Campus 2936 (B221)
AND

Year Two: Select and Complete One (1) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

True Lies : Documentary Studies 12 COMM1034 City Campus 2946 (B221)
Textual Crossings: Literary Adaptation 12 COMM2637 City Campus 2900 (B257)
Asian Cinemas 12 COMM1035 City Campus 2924 (B221)
Australian Cinema 12 COMM1033 City Campus 2925 (B221)
AND

Year Three: Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Histories of Film Theory 12 Yes COMM1036 City Campus 2937 (B221)
}
 
OR

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Contextual Studies: Literary Studies

{

Year One: Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Textual Crossings: Literary Adaptation 12 COMM2637 City Campus 2900 (B257)
Reading Space and Place 12 COMM2635 City Campus 2894 (B257)
AND

Year Two: Select and Complete One (1) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Literary Realism to Post-Modernism 12 LANG1006 City Campus 2903 (B257)
Narrating the Self 12 COMM2638 City Campus 2892 (B257)
Reading Sex and Race 12 COMM2634 City Campus 2893 (B257)
AND

Year Three: Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Literature's Ethics 12 Yes COMM2630 City Campus 2899 (B257)
 
OR

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Contextual Studies: Politics, Economies and Communication

{

Year One: Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Rhetorics & Politics of the Contemporary World 12 COMM2402 City Campus 2969 (B220)
Politics Communicated 12 COMM2409 City Campus 2960 (B220)
AND

Year Two: Select and Complete One (1) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Economies Communicated 12 COMM2408 City Campus 2961 (B220)
Screening Politics and Economies 12 COMM2636 City Campus 2961 (B220)
Global Political Economy 12 SOCU2112 City Campus 1941 (FF)
AND

Year Three: Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Social Applications of Communication: A Political Economy of the Workplace 12 Yes COMM2407 City Campus 2970 (B220)
}
)
AND

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School Options:

Note: All courses listed may not be available each semester

 

School Options:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Advertising Media 12 GRAP2369 City Campus 2876 (B219)
Alternative Animation 12 COMM2213 City Campus 2574 (B203) 2660 (B203)
Art After Videogames 12 Yes VART2964 City Campus 2606 (B214)
Asian Cinemas 12 COMM1035 City Campus 2924 (B221)
Australian Cinema 12 COMM1033 City Campus 2925 (B221)
Broadcast Media 12 COMM2220 City Campus 2930 (B221)
Client Management 12 COMM2333 City Campus 2847 (B219)
Communicating Brand Narrative 12 COMM2684 City Campus 2984 (B223)
Contemporary Australian Writing 12 COMM2392 City Campus 2897 (B257)
Creative Advertising 12 GRAP2311 City Campus 2850 (B219) 2852 (B219)
DJs, Digital Rhythms and Dance Cultures 12 PERF2061 City Campus 2950 (B047) 2923 (B047)
Economies Communicated 12 COMM2408 City Campus 2961 (B220)
Engaging the Mobile Environment 12 COMM2416 City Campus 2634 (B203) 2658 (B203)
Exploring Asian Popular Culture 12 COMM2345 City Campus 2878 (B222)
Features and Storytelling 12 Yes COMM2641 City Campus 2962 (B220)
Foundations of Public Relations 12 COMM1161 City Campus 2985 (B223) 2966 (B223)
Game Studies 12 VART2496 City Campus 2656 (B214)
Interdisciplinary Communication Project 12 COMM2324 City Campus 2879 (B222)
Introduction to Advertising 12 MKTG1208 City Campus 2853 (B219) 2855 (B219)
Introduction to Cinema Studies 12 COMM1031 City Campus 2939 (B221) 2931 (B221)
Introduction to Graphic Design 12 GRAP2175 City Campus 2624 (B115)
Issues, Risk and Crisis Communication 12 Yes COMM2688 City Campus 2967 (B223)
Literary Realism to Post-Modernism 12 LANG1006 City Campus 2903 (B257)
Managing a Communication Business 12 Yes COMM2337 City Campus 2987 (B223)
Mass Media in Asia 12 COMM1086 City Campus 2880 (B222)
Media and Communication Internship 12 Yes COMM2639 City Campus 2877 (B222) 2881 (B222)
Modern Asia 12 COMM2138 City Campus 2878 (B222)
Music in Popular Culture 12 COMM1081 City Campus 2922 (B047) 2922 (B047)
Narrating the Self 12 COMM2638 City Campus 2892 (B257)
Networked Media 12 COMM2219 City Campus 3254 (B221)
New Media, New Asia 12 COMM2336 City Campus 2879 (B222)
Photojournalism 12 COMM2640 City Campus 2967 (B220) 2959 (B220)
Politics Communicated 12 COMM2409 City Campus 2960 (B220)
Pop Culture in Everyday Life 12 COMM2633 City Campus 2948 (B047)
Popular Cinema 12 COMM2632 City Campus 2936 (B221)
Reading Sex and Race 12 COMM2634 City Campus 2893 (B257)
Reading Space and Place 12 COMM2635 City Campus 2894 (B257)
Rhetorics & Politics of the Contemporary World 12 COMM2402 City Campus 2969 (B220)
Screening Politics and Economies 12 COMM2636 City Campus 2961 (B220)
Short Story Writing 12 GRAP2317 City Campus 2895 (B257)
Television Cultures 12 COMM1073 City Campus 2921 (B047)
Textual Crossings: Literary Adaptation 12 COMM2637 City Campus 2900 (B257)
The Play Society 12 OART1037 City Campus 2604 (B214)
The Spectacle of Music Video: From MTV to YouTube 12 PERF2062 City Campus 2926 (B047)
True Lies : Documentary Studies 12 COMM1034 City Campus 2946 (B221)
Typography in Design 12 GRAP2277 City Campus 2545 (B115)
Writing for Videogames 12 COMM2244 City Campus 2617 (B214)
 

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First Year:                     Rebecca Hill             
Second Year:     
            Ronnie Scott        
Third Year:                    Melody Ellis          

Program Manager:      Ronnie Scott  

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