Course Title: Creative Writing Studio: Specialisation

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Creative Writing Studio: Specialisation

Credit Points: 24.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 1 2022

Course Coordinator: Dr Sreedhevi Iyer

Course Coordinator Phone: TBC

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 9 Level 5

Course Coordinator Availability: Contact Course Coordinator

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

Creative Writing Specialisation furthers and challenges your creative writing practice through a deeper engagement with your chosen writing forms. You will interrogate these forms of creative writing through the lens of ideas, themes and immersive practice. You will examine histories and contexts of your selected forms, which might include fiction, nonfiction, poetry or screenwriting, in order to enrich your understanding of their definitions, possibilities and limits, as well as uncovering opportunities for experimentation and play. You will be encouraged to step outside your comfort zone to challenge the extent of your own practice.

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.
  • Critically read and analyse a range of theoretical, historical, cultural and contemporary texts in order to inform and develop your professional practice.
  • Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking and innovation when identifying and solving problems in diverse contexts within the discipline of creative writing.

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

  • Interrogate the histories and contexts of different writing forms.
  • Reflect on your practice in your chosen writing forms.
  • Apply specialist skills in your chosen areas of creative writing.
  • Produce a range of creative works related to your chosen writing forms.

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

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. 


Assessment Tasks  

Assessment Task 1: Origins story,[ 20% Linked Course learning outcomes: 1,2] 

Assessment Task 2: Creative folio & framing statement, [30% Linked Course learning outcomes: 1,2,3] 

Assessment Task 3: Creative folio + framing statement, [30% Linked Course learning outcomes: 1,2,3] 

Assessment Task 4: Personal Reflection on NGV artwork interaction, [20% Linked Course learning outcomes: 1,2] 


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.