ALW301 - Critical Writing for Creative Practice


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

unit not offered in 2024

From 2025:
Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: Nil


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1-hour lecture per week (recordings provided), 1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - online

1 x 1-hour lecture per week (recordings provided), 1 x 2-hour seminar per week (recordings provided)


Creative practitioners, working across disciplines as broad as the visual arts, performance, and creative writing, are often called upon to engage critically with their own work and that of others. This engagement may take many forms, including artist statements, catalogue essays or exhibition entries, abstracts and peer-reviewed articles for publication, biographical notes, reviews, writing for practitioner websites, public presentations, and exegeses. Students undertaking this unit will learn and practice skills in writing critically about their own creative work and that of others, across a range of forms and contexts. Through analysis of case-studies and applied learning in written assessment, students will discover how to situate their creative practice within conceptual and theoretical frameworks, and relevant cultural contexts, to showcase the impact and significance of creative work and to represent themselves as experts in their chosen field of creative practice. This unit is designed for any student interested in effectively communicating the important ideas and critical thinking that informs, and can be found within, their creative output.

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