Creative Writing (2020)
Creative Writing studies will not only build your confidence and improve your story-telling, but will teach you to write interesting and attention-grabbing copy. You will develop a strength in imaginative writing and creative non-fiction, and will learn to write effectively across a range of genres. You will learn to structure your writing clearly, articulate concepts, read and interpret imaginative and other types of writing, and develop an understanding of reader expectations.
Creative Writing is available as a minor.
To complete a minor in Creative Writing students must complete at least 60 points in papers listed for the minor, including WRITE203 and WRITE300.
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Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location ENGLI100 Telling the Story 20A (Hamilton) This paper examines the deep stories which are at the core of the English literary tradition and the wider Western canon, with examples from the epic of Gilgamesh to Star Wars IV: A New Hope. ENGLI101 Adaptations 20B (Hamilton) This paper explores the art of adaptation, examining the process of transformation that occurs when creative artists reimagine and retell stories in new ways and new media.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location WRITE201 Applied Writing: Food Writing 20A (Hamilton) This paper uses writing about food, including recipes, memoirs, restaurant reviews and researched food writing, as the primary materials in a learning experience with an intensive applied writing focus. WRITE202 Creative Writing: Voice and Image 20B (Hamilton) This course explores the basic elements of imaginative writing - image and voice - concentrating the student's attention on the central writing practices of 'seeing' and 'saying.' WRITE203 Special Topic: Inspiring Work 20G (Hamilton) This paper examines the concept of inspiration as it applies to creative writing, and enables students to develop their writing skills through a range of creative exercises and workshop activities. WRITE205 Writing for the Screen 20B (Hamilton) This paper explores foundational concepts in writing for the screen and develops practical skills in the application of these concepts during workshop sessions. The paper is organised around four main topic areas: world-making, characters, structures, and scenes/sequences. Students will produce a portfolio of writing, including pro...
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location ENGLI301 Genre Studies: Challenging Forms 20B (Hamilton) This paper is an intensive study of specific literary forms such as tragedy, travel writing, autobiography, and crime writing. The focus will vary from year to year. MAORI316 Te Reo Ahurei 20B (Hamilton) This paper is intended for students who have completed Maori language proficiency to intermediate level or higher. The emphasis will be on developing oral and critical skills in the use of the Maori language and English with particular attention on the critical examination and understanding of composition styles, including performa... WRITE300 Creative Writing: Creative Non-fiction 20A (Hamilton) This course explores the key elements of creative non-fiction writing, engaging with a variety of non-fiction texts including memoir, biography, the personal/lyric essay, and auto/biographical meta-fiction.
2020 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 18 February 2020 4:25pm