Undergraduate Courses

Creative Writing Major

The Creative Writing major is an excellent way to explore writing in a critical and historical context. You will be able to produce new work in poetry, drama and short stories and reflect on these practices in relation to the history and politics of writing. Graduates will be flexible, independent thinkers capable of analysing problems from different perspectives. These core skills, accompanied by the skills and knowledge acquired in a second major in a related field, will broaden career options within the arts and communication industries. Creative Writing would pair well with a major in English Literatures, Cultural Studies, Languages, Indigenous Studies or Philosophy.

Major Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the Creative Writing major students will be able to:

  1. Identify how creative writing has developed as a discipline and how it relates to other areas of study
  2. Identify and utilize a range of creative writing strategies across a range of fictional and non-fictional genres
  3. Apply a variety of drafting and sub-editorial skills to produce creative texts in a range of dramatic, poetic or narrative forms
  4. Evaluate critical theory and apply this to reflect personal writing practice
  5. Examine and contextualise creative writing from a diverse range of social, cultural and creative influences in a national and international context
  6. Understand and evaluate the ways in which writers create their work and develop it professionally within the constraints of the writing 'industry'

 

Subjects Required for Major Study

A major study in Creative Writing consists of 56 credit points comprised of the subjects outlined in the program of study below.

Subject Code subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Core
CACW100 Introduction to Creative Writing 6 Autumn, Spring, Summer
CACW103 Editing Foundation 6 Autumn
CACW301 Writing Across Borders 6 Autumn
CACW303 Genre and Form 6 Spring
CACS331 Contemporary Theory and Research Practice 6 Autumn
ENGL377 Social Justice and Children's Literature 8 Spring
Plus TWO subjects from the following:
CACW201 Poetic Studio 6 Spring
CACW202 Dramatic Studio 6 Autumn
CACW203 Narrative Studio 6 Autumn
Plus ONE subject from the following:
CACW231 Writing, Representation and Power 6 Autumn
CACW232 Writing and Critical Theory 6 Spring

Subjects Required for Minor Study

A minor study in Creative Writing consists of 24 credit points of Creative Writing subjects, as outlined below.

The Creative Writing Minor Study is not available to students studying the Bachelor of Creative Arts - Creative Writing major.

Subject Code subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Core
CACW100 Introduction to Creative Writing 6 Autumn, Spring, Summer
Plus ONE subject from the following:
CACW103 Editing Foundation 6 Autumn
CACW104 Text and Context 6 Spring
Plus TWO subjects from:
CACW201 Poetic Studio 6 Spring
CACW202 Dramatic Studio 6 Autumn
CACW203 Narrative Studio 6 Autumn
CACW231 Writing, Representation and Power 6 Autumn
CACW232 Writing and Critical Theory 6 Spring

Credit Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.

Other Information

Further information is available at:
UOW Course Finder
Email: lha-enquiries@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 29 October, 2014