HUMT28002 - Elements of Creative Writing II

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, you build on and extend the skills in writing creatively, experimentally and reflecting on practice commenced in HUMT20012: Elements of Writing I. You will engage in weekly discussions of contemporary theory and complete practical exercises in the techniques explored via the unit Moodle website. At the end of the unit you will have acquired knowledge of a range of experimental creative writing techniques – multiple viewpoint, realism, anti-realism, impressionism, expressionism, pathos, humour, and digital narrative, among others – and will be able to plan and undertake a writing project successfully demonstrating the capacity to incorporate experimental literary techniques into the production of a 'creative artefact' (3500–4000 words in total) consisting of a creative writing work and a critical reflection (exegesis).


Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 8
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites



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Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Research Proposal 0%
2. Critical Review 55%
3. Creative work 45%

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%).

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Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Critically appraise published scholarly research in contemporary creative writing theory
  2. Develop and undertake a planned creative writing project and address any complications in its execution
  3. Execute a critical reflection on a weekly basis articulating the development of the planned creative writing project over time
  4. Apply advanced stylistic and technical concepts to produce and realise a creative writing artefact that reflects a high-level synthesis and application of experimental writing skills.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Research Proposal
2 - Critical Review
3 - Creative work
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Knowledge
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8