Course Title: Writing Angles: Popular and Professional

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Writing Angles: Popular and Professional

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 2 2017


City Campus


345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face or Internet

Sem 2 2006


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011

Course Coordinator: Mr Ronald Scott

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3896

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

Writing Angles is grounded in communication and has a theoretical base drawn from critical theory and cultural studies. You will develop skills in creative and media writing across a range of genres. You will develop your understanding of writing as communication through the analysis of language theories. You will improve your understanding of how language works through the study and application of grammar of your own writing.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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.

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

  • Create new writing appropriate for genre, site, context and in terms of usage.
  • Analyse and synthesise the relationship between text and context.
  • Critically respond to different forms and styles of writing, including your own.
  • Write for an audience.

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.

You will be challenged with new ideas arising from the theories presented in readings and lectures and will be encouraged to assimilate these through application to specific examples of writing.

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

The Library provides guides on academic 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