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ALW392 - Theorising Creativity

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:J Scicluna

Completion of 3 units from the following ALW223, ALW225, ALW227, ALW240



Incompatible with:

ALW492, ALW792

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


What is the pertinence of `high’ theory to the work of imaginative production? Can we really separate theory from creative practice? It can be argued, for instance, that creative works partially repress and forget the theories on which they are, paradoxically, founded. Is theoretical practice, then, a memory of this forgetting? In order to grapple with such and other questions, you will be introduced to an array of theoretical models. You will be asked to find original ways of using one or more of these frameworks in shaping both the creative and exegetical components of your thesis.


Creative Assignment 1000 words 20%, critical assignment 1500 words 30%, applied assignment 2500 words 50%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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