The aim of this unit is to introduce you to the basic elements of writing poetry and/or short dramatic pieces or any approved mix/variation thereof and to provide weekly opportunities to complete practical exercises in those writing forms and to reflect on contemporary creative writing theory via the unit Moodle website. At the end of the unit, you will have acquired knowledge of the characteristic elements of the following creative writing techniques – experimental poetic techniques (concrete, visual, and 'code-as-text' poetry) and shorter dramatic forms ('short-act' plays, 'skits,' creative non-fiction and 'flash' fiction) – and will be able to demonstrate the capacity to incorporate these techniques into the production of a 'creative artefact' (3500 - 4000 words) consisting of creative work and a critical reflection (exegesis).
|Student Contribution Band||10|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
HUMT28003 OR HUMT20014
Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
|Class Timetable||View Unit Timetable|
|Residential School||No Residential School|
Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.
|1. Research Proposal||0%|
|2. Critical Review||50%|
|3. Creative work||50%|
This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).
Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades
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Term 2 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 25% response rate.
Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Research Proposal||•|
|2 - Critical Review||•|
|3 - Creative work||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
|2 - Communication||•|
|3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills||•|
|4 - Research||•||•|
|5 - Self-management||•||•|
|6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility||•|
|Assessment Tasks||Graduate Attributes|