Course Title: Creative Writing Studio: Collaborations

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Creative Writing Studio: Collaborations

Credit Points: 24.00


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 Sree Iyer

Course Coordinator Phone: N/A

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 9 Level 5

Course Coordinator Availability: Contact Course Coordinator via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In Creative Writing Collaborations you will work on a negotiated project with other students and staff to model industry practice, providing you with an opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary team. The aim is to enhance your employability in the creative industries. A variety of options will be open to you. For example, you could work with students from other programs and get involved in an interdisciplinary project such as the production of a television series, or writing and producing a game, or producing and publishing an anthology or website. Or you could work on a collaborative project offered externally such as hosting a series of literary events, writing a newsletter for an external community organisation, or responding to another industry brief.

This is the designated Work Integrated Learning (WIL) course for BP257 Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing). This course includes a work integrated learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/ or community is integral to your experience.

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 respond to and communicate ideas as a creative writer in a global context, analysing and reflecting on your own and others’ writing. 
  • Communicate and interact effectively in professional contexts using diverse formats and strategies to a range of audiences. 
  • Develop and extend your leadership ability through constructive collaboration and teamwork, demonstrating cultural and social awareness and ethical and reflective practice. 
  • 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. Identify effective collaboration skills and apply these on projects, negotiating the diverse creative, organisational and technical roles involved.
  2. Apply skills and knowledge relevant to a specialised role in project teams.
  3. Apply principles of professional practice to the process of collaboration.
  4. Reflect upon and relate your own experiences to the broader creative, professional and cultural contexts in which you practice.

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

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

Task 1: Initial Presentation [15% Linked Course learning outcomes: 2,4]

Task 2: Creative Project Final Draft + Reflective Essay [45% Linked Course learning outcomes: 1,2,3]

Task 3: Submission of Digital Document [40% Linked Course learning outcomes: 1,2,3]