Course Title: Writing Workshop

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Writing Workshop

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities. 

To participate in any RMIT course in-person activities or assessment, you will need to comply with RMIT vaccination requirements which are applicable during the duration of the course. This RMIT requirement includes being vaccinated against COVID-19 or holding a valid medical exemption. 

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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


City Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context


Sem 2 2020


City Campus


515T Creative Industries


Sem 2 2022

Course Coordinator: Dzintra Boyd and Sarah Vincent

Course Coordinator Phone: +61399254269 (Dzintra)

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

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.

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

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

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

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 Professional Writing and Editing 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. 

Task 1: Workshop and redraft writing, 35%, CLO 2, 3, 4, 5
Task 2: Seminar talking points, 15%, CLO 3
Task 3: Major fiction or non-fiction writing, 50%, CLO 1, 2, 3, 5

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