Professional Writing (2018)

The Master of Professional Writing offers a research-led and strongly practice-based qualification in professional and creative writing. The core paper is designed specifically to enhance the workplace readiness of graduates, and elective papers range across a variety of fields from creative writing to writing for promotional purposes and advertising, for digital media and for scholarly and professional publication. 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 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 Occurrence / Location
    ALED522Best Practice in the Writing Classroom18A (Online) & 18B (Online)
    In this paper students explore writing discourses; analysing and critiquing a range of theoretical perspectives and teaching practices. Participants are required to reflect on their discursive practices and how these position them as teachers of writing. Current pedagogical research in terms of effective teaching and assessment pra...
    APPL501Research Methods in Applied Linguistics18A (Hamilton)
    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.
    APPL530Discourse Analysis and the Language Classroom18B (Hamilton)
    The overall aim of this paper is to provide students with an awareness of a range of issues associated with the analysis and interpretation of text and discourse according to a variety of approaches, as well as an ability to apply a range of analytical approaches and assess the value of these in the field of second language teachin...
    APPL571Research Writing for ESL Graduate StudentsThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    CWRT594Creative Writing Thesis18C (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.
    CWRT900Creative Writing PhD Thesis18C (Hamilton)
    No description available.
    ENGL546Creative Writing: Writing and EmbodimentThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    ENGL556Writing, Research and Revision18A (Hamilton)
    This paper is designed for students who wish to produce any form of non-fiction writing designed for publication, whether in the form of academic research or other environments where writing skills are required. It will equip students with drafting, revising, editing, copy-editing and proof-reading skills and give them experience i...
    MCOM514Promotional WritingThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    MCOM515Writing in Research: Communication with StakeholdersThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    MCOM516Writing in Leadership CommunicationThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    SMST501Integrating Theory and Research18A (Hamilton)
    This paper is designed to provide an advanced understanding of screen research methods and outcomes. It identifies constraints and freedom in research and places a strong emphasis on explaining how research can be understood as an intellectual and theoretical activity. Students are required to develop and work on their own theoreti...
    SMST506Writing for Web Series18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Online)
    A workshop-based paper for students with some experience of scriptwriting which examines the creative, craft and industrial issues involved in writing a series of short audio-visual episodes for web distribution.
    SMST507Scriptwriting18A (Hamilton)
    This workshop based paper develops understanding and experience of script-construction processes and practices as well as script analysis. Students will produce scripts for possible future realisation in production.
    WRIT501Writing for PublicationThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    WRIT502Research in Fiction and Non-fictionThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    WRIT503Professional Writing Internship18C (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.
    WRIT590Directed Study18A (Hamilton) & 18B (Hamilton)
    This paper involves an independent but guided writing project on a topic of the student's choice.
    WRIT591Dissertation18Y (Hamilton)
    This paper will provide graduate students with the opportunity to devise, carry out and revise a writing-focused dissertation, under appropriate supervision and guidance.
    WRIT592Dissertation18C (Hamilton) & 18Y (Hamilton)
    This paper will provide students with the opportunity to devise, carry out and revise an extended writing-focused dissertation, under appropriate supervision and guidance.
    WRIT593Professional Writing Thesis18C (Hamilton) & 18Y (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.
    WRIT594Professional Writing Thesis18C (Hamilton) & 18Y (Hamilton)
    This paper will provide students the opportunity to devise, carry out and revise an extended and independent thesis focussed on a specialised field of writing studies, under appropriate supervision.
  • Level 9

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    CWRT900Creative Writing PhD Thesis18C (Hamilton)
    No description available.

2018 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 20 November 2017 4:56pm

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