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ALW740 - Foundations in Professional and Creative Writing

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Gaylene Perry

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Campus mode: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

Content

This project-based unit introduces students to the foundations of Professional and Creative Writing through a combination of historical, conceptual and practical approaches to creativity, craft, form, theory, editing and publication. In-depth knowledge in each of these domains, combined with the capacity to see the connections between them, will equip students to maximise their own writing abilities through the medium of innovative contributions to local, national and international writing industries. Writers must be both professional and creative to thrive in a knowledge economy in which the figure of the Specialist Writer has largely been replaced with that of the Portfolio Writer. Thus, this unit will provide students with the skills, insights and vocabularies they need to be able to operate professionally and creatively across a range of writing forms, tasks and platforms. Layered into this aspect of learning will be close attention to the challenges and opportunities that globalization brings for the twenty-first century writer, in particular as these relate to the changing nature of solo and collaborative writing projects, to the challenge of catering to cross-cultural audiences, and to strategic choices for traditional and/or digital modes of writing dissemination. The unit will mainly focus on the production, development and editing of short prose.

Assessment

Writing Project Part A (2000 words) 40%

Writing Project Part B (3000 words) 60%

Unit Fee Information

If you are:

Domestic

  • in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate full fee paying student - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

International

  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

Course based calculation

Your unit tuition fees are based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.


Unit based calculation

Your tuition fees are calculated on the units you enrol in. This means your fees are based on the units you choose to study and not a fixed course price. The tuition fees for this unit are displayed in the table below:


Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$782$782$2694$3176

* 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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