Creative Writing

Degree information for students who commenced prior to 2015

Creative Writing

Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing must complete 24 credit points of units of study including, a minimum of 12 credit points from core units of study and a maximum of 12 credit points from elective units of study.
Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing must complete 48 credit points of units of study including, 18 credit points from core units of study and a maximum of 30 credit points from elective units of study.
Candidates for the Master of Creative Writing must complete 72 credit points of units of study, including 18 credit points from core units of study, 30 credit points from elective units of study including at least one Introductory Workshop unit of study, at least one Writers at Work unit of study, and at least one Advanced Workshop unit and 24 credit points from capstone units of study.
Core units of study
ENGL6913
Critical Contexts for Creative Writing
6      Semester 2
ENGL6914
Research Methods for Creative Writing
6      Semester 1
ENGL6917
Literary Culture: Sydney
6      Semester 1
Core Elective units of study
ENGL6901
Creative Writing: Fiction Workshop
6      Semester 1
Winter Main
ENGL6902
Creative Writing: Poetry Workshop
6      Semester 1
ENGL6903
Creative Writing: Screenwriting Workshop
6      Semester 1
ENGL6936
Writers at Work: Fiction
6      Semester 2
ENGL6944
Writers at Work: Poetry
6      Semester 1
ENGL6969
Writers at Work: Screenwriters
6   

It is recommended that students also enrol in ENGL6903 
Semester 2
Elective units of study
ENGL6040
Introduction to Old English
6      Semester 2
ENGL6041
Old English Texts
6    ENGL6040  Semester 1
ENGL6042
Old Norse
6      Semester 1
ENGL6100
Approaches to Literary History
6      Semester 1
ENGL6101
Approaches to Genre
6      Semester 2
ENGL6102
Approaches to Critical Reading
6      Semester 1
ENGL6103
Approaches to Global English Literatures
6      Semester 2
ENGL6105
Poetry of Meditation
6      Semester 1
ENGL6106
The Idea of the South
6      Semester 2
ENGL6107
Sentiment and Sensation
6      Semester 1
ENGL6108
Modern Australian Poetry and Poetics
6      Semester 1
ENGL6109
Modern and Contemporary Drama
6      Semester 1
ENGL6110
The 18th Century Novel: Theory & Example
6      Semester 2
ENGL6111
History Writing in English, 1500-1900
6      Semester 2
ENGL6112
Wooing Women in Middle English Romance
6      Semester 1
ENGL6113
American Romance
6      Semester 1
ENGL6114
Language and Subject
6      Semester 1
ENGL6115
Reading Suburbia
6      Semester 2
ENGL6116
Life & Literature in the Age of Chaucer
6      Semester 1
ENGL6901
Creative Writing: Fiction Workshop
6      Semester 1
Winter Main
ENGL6902
Creative Writing: Poetry Workshop
6      Semester 1
ENGL6903
Creative Writing: Screenwriting Workshop
6      Semester 1
ENGL6907
Essay (English)
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Permission required from the Department of English Postgraduate Coordinator.
Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGL6908
Creative Writing: Supervised Project
6    ENGL6930 

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGL6915
Recovering Meaning: Novel into Film
6      Semester 2
ENGL6933
Twentieth Century Confessional Writing
6      Semester 1
ENGL6935
Research Essay
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGL6936
Writers at Work: Fiction
6      Semester 2
ENGL6937
Major Movements in Contemporary Prose
6      Semester 1
ENGL6944
Writers at Work: Poetry
6      Semester 1
ENGL6945
Major Movements in Contemporary Poetry
6      Semester 2
ENGL6948
American Author, American Auteur
6      Semester 1
ENGL6960
The Cold War
6      Semester 2
ENGL6967
Literary Theory and Critical Practice
6      Summer Main
ENGL6969
Writers at Work: Screenwriters
6   

It is recommended that students also enrol in ENGL6903 
Semester 2
ENGL6970
Reading Magazines
6   

Cross-listed for Master of Publishing students.
Summer Early
ENGL6982
Shakespeare and Modernity
6      Semester 2
ENGL6984
Creative Non-Fiction Workshop
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
ENGL6985
Shakespeare and his Contemporaries
6      Semester 2
ENGL6991
Aust Lit and the Canonical Imaginary
6      Semester 1
Capstone units of study
ENGL6929
Dissertation Part 1
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGL6930
Dissertation Part 2
6    ENGL6929 

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGL6986
Advanced Workshop: Poetry
12    ENGL6902 

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
ENGL6987
Advanced Workshop: Novel
12    ENGL6901 

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
ENGL6988
Advanced Workshop: Screenwriting
12    ENGL6903 

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2

Degree Information for 2014

Master of Creative Writing
Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing
Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing
Master of Letters (Creative Writing)

Candidates for the Master of Creative Writing must complete 48 credit points of units of study.

Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing must complete 36 credit points of units of study.

Candidates for Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing must complete 24 credit points of units of study.

All candidates may select units from outside their specialisation up to a maximum of half the course requirements. Units of study may be selected from other faculties as part of this amount to a maximum of 6 credit points for Graduate Certificate candidates, and 12 credit points for Graduate Diploma and Master’s candidates.

Candidates for the Master of Letters (Creative Writing) must complete the two treatise units of study (24 credit points) listed for the course.

Units of Study
Semester 1
ENGL6901 Creative Writing: Fiction Workshop
ENGL6902 Creative Writing: Poetry Workshop
ENGL6903 Creative Writing: Screenwriting Workshop
ENGL6908 Creative Writing: Supervised Project
ENGL6929 Dissertation Part 1
ENGL6930 Dissertation Part 2
ENGL6937 Major Movements in Contemporary Prose
ENGL6944 Writers at Work: Poetry
ENGL6984 Creative Non-Fiction Workshop
ARTS7000 Academic Communication for Postgraduates

Semester 2
ENGL6908 Creative Writing: Supervised Project
ENGL6929 Dissertation Part 1
ENGL6930 Dissertation Part 2
ENGL6936 Writers at Work: Fiction
ENGL6945 Major Movements in Contemporary Poetry
ENGL6969 Writers at Work: Screenwriters
ENGL6986 Advanced Workshop: Poetry
ENGL6987 Advanced Workshop: Novel
ENGL6988 Advanced Workshop: Screenwriting
MECO6915 Writing Features: Narrative Journalism
ARTS7000 Academic Communication for Postgraduates

Core Units of Study for Master of Letters (Creative Writing)
ENGL6027 M Litt Treatise Part 1
ENGL6028 M Litt Treatise Part 2


Information for 2013

Master of Creative Writing
Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing
Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing
Master of Letters (Creative Writing

Candidates for the Master of Creative Writing must complete 48 credit points of units of study.

Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing must complete 36 credit points of units of study.

Candidates for Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing must complete 24 credit points of units of study.

All candidates may select units from outside their specialisation up to a maximum of half the course requirements. Units of study may be selected from other faculties as part of this amount to a maximum of 6 credit points for Graduate Certificate candidates, and 12 credit points for Graduate Diploma and Master's candidates.

Candidates for the Master of Letters (Creative Writing) must complete the two treatise units of study (24 credit points) listed for the course.

Units of Study
Semester 1
ENGL6901 Creative Writing: Fiction Workshop
ENGL6902 Creative Writing: Poetry Workshop
ENGL6903 Creative Writing: Screenwriting Workshop
ENGL6908 Creative Writing: Supervised Project
ENGL6929 Dissertation Part 1
ENGL6930 Dissertation Part 2
ENGL6937 Major Movements in Contemporary Prose
ENGL6944 Writers at Work: Poetry
ENGL6984 Creative Non-Fiction Workshop
ARTS7000 Academic Communication for Postgraduates

Semester 2
ENGL6908 Creative Writing: Supervised Project
ENGL6929 Dissertation Part 1
ENGL6930 Dissertation Part 2
ENGL6936 Writers at Work: Fiction
ENGL6945 Major Movements in Contemporary Poetry
ENGL6969 Writers at Work: Screenwriters
ENGL6986 Advanced Workshop: Poetry
ENGL6987 Advanced Workshop: Novel
ENGL6988 Advanced Workshop: Screenwriting
MECO6915 Writing Features: Narrative Journalism
ARTS7000 Academic Communication for Postgraduates

Core Units of Study for Master of Letters (Creative Writing)
ENGL6027 M Litt Treatise Part 1
ENGL6028 M Litt Treatise Part 2