Creative Writing (2019)

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.

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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  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    ENGLI100Telling the Story19A (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.
    ENGLI101Adaptations19B (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.
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    WRITE201Applied Writing: Food Writing19A (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.
    WRITE202Creative Writing: Voice and Image19B (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.'
    WRITE203Special Topic: Inspiring Work19T (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.
    WRITE205Writing for the Screen19A (Hamilton) & 19B (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...
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    ENGLI301Genre Studies: Challenging Forms19B (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.
    MAORI316Te Reo Ahurei19B (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...
    WRITE300Creative Writing: Creative Non-fiction19A (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.

2019 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 11 July 2019 9:13am

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