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ALW394 - Creative Research Project

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value:0.250
Unit chair:

K Le Rossignol


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.


Student must be enrolled in A316 course.

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 3 Hour seminar per week


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.


This unit will offer development of a longer creative project, shaping the process from concept through research to narrative artefact. It will include developing skills in the management of creative projects in a practice-based approach. The genre for the project may be negotiated, and could include fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, script, experimental or interdisciplinary writing. The unit will incorporate ongoing small group workshops on the developing project, and seminar discussions on industry-related issues. 


Research Proposal 1600 words, 20%;

Seminar Presentations, 1600 word equivalent, 20%;

Creative Research Project, 4800 word equivalent, 60%

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