Course Title: Creative Writing Studio: Craft

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Creative Writing Studio: Craft

Credit Points: 24.00

Important Information:

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

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 2 2022

Course Coordinator: Dr Peta Murray

Course Coordinator Phone: N/A

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 9, Level 5

Course Coordinator Availability: Monday-Wednesday by email appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

Creative Writing Craft presents an integrated suite of intensives exploring different forms of writing.  These are fiction, nonfiction, poetry and scriptwriting. This studio will be taught by specialists who will introduce you to these core forms that underpin the Creative Writing program. You will examine each form through the lens of craft, giving you a strong grounding in the essential components necessary for creative execution. This studio will provide you with a diverse craft tool-kit with which you will be able to identify your strengths, try on different voices and get some clarity about your own writing preferences.

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. 
  • Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking and innovation when identifying and solving problems in diverse contexts within the discipline of creative writing. 
  • Apply initiative and critical and creative judgment in planning, problem solving and decision making in your professional practice 

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

  1. Compare, contrast and apply different approaches to a breadth of creative writing forms.
  2. Communicate core writing forms through the content of your critical and creative writing.
  3. Interrogate and respond to published forms of writing in order to plan, organise, craft and create original works of creative writing.
  4. Engage in analysis and thoughtful discussion of work developed by self and peers.

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.

There are services and resources available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student website.

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 Task 1: Peer feedback (10%) - CLO 4 
Assessment Task 2: Creative work (40%) - CLO1, 2, 3 
Assessment Task 3: Peer feedback (10%) - CLO 4 
Assessment Task 4: Creative work (40%) - CLO1, 2, 3 

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 Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more. 

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.