Course Title: Creative Writing Studio: Horizons

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Creative Writing Studio: Horizons

Credit Points: 24.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 1 2022

Course Coordinator: Dr Peta Murray

Course Coordinator Phone: +61399253934

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 9, Level 5

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

Creative Writing Horizons is designed to extend and hone your creative writing practice and develop your individual writing voice. This course will emphasise authorial competence, innovation and project ownership, as well as execution of ideas through idea generation, project development and writerly research. You will be expected to situate your creative writing practice within both a creative and a professional context. This studio will also equip you with the skills, knowledge and approaches necessary to assist you in maintaining the viability and agility of future writing practice and projects.  

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 
  • Synthesize and apply learned skills of writing, reading, revising and researching to inform, improve and position your creative writing effectively 
  • Critically respond to and communicate ideas as a creative writer in a global context, analysing and reflecting on your own and others’ writing 
  • Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking and innovation when identifying and solving problems in diverse contexts within the discipline of creative 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 judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in your professional practice. 

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

  1. Apply project management skills to assist the development and execution of creative works.
  2. Develop research skills to yield strong writerly knowledge and influences.
  3. Experiment with forms, innovation, ideas and practices in order to attain project ownership and authorship.
  4. Interrogate creative and professional approaches to writing.

Overview of Learning Activities

The studio will be presented through a variety of activities including research, fieldwork, experimentation, critical analysis, discussion, presentation and reflection.

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 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 Policy

Task 1: Individual Case Study [15% Linked Course learning outcomes: 2, 4]

Task 2: Proposal [25% Linked Course learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4]

Task 3: Folio [20% Linked Course learning outcomes: 1,2,3,4]

Task 4: Developed Creative Work [40% Linked Course learning outcomes: 1,3]