Professional Writing (2024)
The Master of Professional Writing offers a research-led and strongly practice-based qualification in professional and creative writing. Students have the opportunity to include a writing internship and all MPW students will be offered an on-campus professional writing mentor, who will provide professional advice and direct students towards on-campus writing opportunities. Candidates for the Creative Writing Thesis are selected on the basis of assessment of a portfolio of work; students accepted for the Creative Writing Thesis complete a book-length manuscript of publishable standard.
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Prescriptions for the PGCert(ProfWrit), PGDip(ProfWrit) and MPW
To be eligible to be considered for enrolment in the MPW, a student must have completed either:
a) a bachelors degree (or equivalent) with at least a B grade average across the 300 level papers, or
b) a bachelors degree with Honours (or equivalent) with at least second class honours (second division).
Students must complete 180 points from approved 500 level papers, and either a 120 point thesis, a 90 point thesis, a 60 point dissertation, or a 30 point dissertation.
Students who are ineligible to continue with the Degree may be eligible to graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location ALPSS500 Academic & Professional Research & Writing 30.0 24A (Online), 24B (Online) & 24C (Online) In this course, students will gain the skills and confidence to seamlessly transition from study to work. This course works to enhance the 'skills for the future' identified by the World Economic Forum (2020), in order to produce resilient, creative students with strong analytic and critical thinking skills. ALPSS590 Directed Study 30.0 24X (Hamilton) This paper allows students from the Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences to undertake research on a specific topic related to their major under the guidance of academic staff. ALPSS591 Research Project 30.0 24X (Hamilton) & 24X (Tauranga) A research report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical or practice-led investigation (up to 12,500 words maximum). ALPSS592 Dissertation 60.0 24X (Hamilton) & 24X (Tauranga) A research report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical or practice-led investigation (up to 25,000 words maximum). APPLN501 Research Methods in Applied Linguistics 30.0 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Online) The overall aim of this paper is to provide students with a critical awareness of a range of issues and skills associated with carrying out research in the area of applied linguistics. CWRIT594 Creative Writing Thesis 120.0 24X (Hamilton) This paper will provide students the opportunity to devise, carry out and revise an independent and original creative writing manuscript, while receiving supervision and peer feedback within a creative workshop environment. Students are selected by portfolio assessment: application portfolios due by the first Friday in June. LCOMM583 Leadership, Communication and Transformation 30.0 24A (Hamilton) Our focus in this paper will be on leadership communication, or the ways leaders and followers interact and the ways leaders attempt to create and shape meanings through images and words. We will also explore a range of ideas about what it means to lead and the assumptions, beliefs, and values embedded and shaped in diverse leaders... LLTED522 Teaching Writers 30.0 24A (Online) This paper provides an opportunity for participants to build a professional community in which they critically consider theories, discourses, and experiences that influence writers and teachers of writing. This class layers conceptual and practical elements of writing and teaching writers, and participants are expected to develop d... LLTED523 The Joy and Disruption of Children's Literature 30.0 24B (Online) In this paper we engage with the depth and traditions of current scholarship in the field of children's literature using texts from a wide range of contexts. The course begins by covering a wide scope of current issues in children's literature and ends with an opportunity for students to gain deep knowledge of a topic of their choi... MEDIA501 Critical and Creative Approaches to Research 30.0 24A (Hamilton) This paper identifies the constraints and freedoms of research methods, and places a strong emphasis on research as an intellectual, theoretical, and processual activity as well as the roles of interdisciplinary projects in creating unique methodological and conceptual media research. MEDIA507 Theory and Research in Action 30.0 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton) In this supervised paper, students will produce a pilot study utilising appropriate research frameworks and methodologies to form the basis of a topic which will support the completion of a robust dissertation. MEDIA508 Creative Practice Research 30.0 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton) Are you a creative practitioner that wants to experiment with practice related research? This supervised paper offers a site for experimentation and development of a practical project to be contextualised within appropriate creative practice research frameworks. This may include, but not limited to, a short film, documentary, anima... WRITE503 Professional Writing Internship 30.0 24X (Hamilton) This paper allows students to gain professional writing experience in the workplace, under the guidance of an academic supervisor and the specialist supervision of a workplace mentor. WRITE546 Creative Writing: Writing and Embodiment 30.0 24A (Hamilton) A writing-intensive paper focused on the ways in which 'embodiment' is key in generating vital characters, shaping dramatic narratives, and crafting resonant sentences aware of the sensory impact of language. WRITE593 Professional Writing Thesis 90.0 24X (Hamilton) This paper will provide students the opportunity to devise, carry out and revise an independent thesis focussed on a specialised field of writing studies, under appropriate supervision and guidance.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location CWRIT900 Creative Writing PhD Thesis 120.0 24I (Hamilton), 24J (Hamilton), 24K (Hamilton) & 24X (Hamilton) No description available.
2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 22 September 2023 8:09pm