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ALW394 - Creative Research Project

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value:0.250
Unit chair:R Freeman
Prerequisite:

2 writing units at Level 2, one of which must be ALW205 Editing and the Author, the other selected from one of ALW223, ALW225, ALW227or ALL201.

Corequisite:

Student must be enrolled in A316 course.

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

3 hours allocated for formal meetings per week includes blend of lectures, seminars and research meetings in addition to 11 hours self-directed study including e-resources, off campus research visits and online e-journal.

Note:

This unit is a core and capstone unit for the Bachelor of Arts (Professional and Creative Writing).

It is not available to students in A300 or related double degrees D311, D312, D313, D326, D370, D391.

Content

This unit will offer exploration of creative research, narrative and telling stories, manifestos as an expression of the role of the writer and management of creative projects in a practice-based approach. Students will research the stories of volunteer participants, re-imagining and repositioning those stories in an extended creative research project. The genre or format for the project may be negotiated, and could include fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, script, experimental or interdisciplinary writing. The unit will incorporate discussions on the creative process and the role of the writer in developing writing manifestos in relation to the creative research project. Volunteer participants may include individual contacts, a group such as a writing workshop in a community centre or aged care facility, or special interest groups.

Assessment

Creative Manifesto, 1500 words, 20%

Research Proposal, annotated bibliography, research methodology 1500 words, 20%

Creative Research Project, equivalent 5000 words, 60%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1538$1538$5318$6020

* 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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