2017 Undergraduate Courses

Creative Writing Major | 2017

This information is for students commencing their course in 2017. Students follow the rules and requirements for the year they commenced their course. Please refer to the Archives link in the menu for years prior to 2017.
UAC Code: 754601

A major in Creative Writing offers both a practical and theoretical understanding of writing practice. The first year provides a foundation in Creative Writing covering a range of styles as well as editing. The core themes of the narrative, poetic and dramatic are continued in second year along with specific writing theory. The final year culminates in a major project that allows students to develop a significant piece of creative work.

In general, class activities are based around a combination of lectures, intensive workshops, writing exercises, group discussions and individual student presentations. The degree regularly makes use of various artist and writer-in-residence schemes. Students are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities; to facilitate public readings and performance of their work and to pursue publication opportunities.



Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
CACS102Critical Frameworks in Creative Practice6Autumn
CACS101Contemporary Creative Practice6Spring
Plus TWO from the following:
CACS301Professional Practice6Spring
CACS331Contemporary Theory and Research Practice6Autumn
CAGD331New Media and Visual Communication Theory6Autumn
CAMS331Music and Culture6Autumn
CAPF331Theory and Practice of Theatre in the 20th and 21st Century6Autumn
CAVA331Contemporary Artworlds6Autumn
CAGD332Advanced Graphic Design and Visual Communication Theory6Spring
CAVA332Globalisation and Contemporary Art6Spring
CAPF333Political Dramaturgy6Spring
CAVA361Curatorial Practices6Spring
Plus the following:
CACW101Writing Foundation: Prose Fiction and Non-fiction6Spring
CACW103Editing Foundation6Autumn
CACW102Writing Foundation: Poetic and Dramatic6Autumn
CACW104Text and Context6Spring
CACW203Narrative Studio6Autumn
CACW231Writing, Representation and Power6Autumn
CACW201Poetic Studio6Spring
CACW202Dramatic Studio6Spring
CACW232Writing and Critical Theory6Spring
CACW301Writing Across Borders6Autumn
CACW390Creative Writing Major Project12Spring
Plus electives to bring the total number of credit points to 144.

Subjects Required for a Minor 

A 24 credit point minor in Creative Writing is available. 

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: 6 February, 2017