Undergraduate Creative Writing
Creative Writing Major in the Bachelor of Arts
Why Study Creative Writing?
Our courses offer a practical introduction to creative writing. Students learn ways to begin and develop a sustained and reflective writing practice, including revision and editing. Students become more proficient and versatile writers by undertaking complementary reading, research and writing tasks. Courses encompass a wide range of works in different genres.
Why study at the University of Adelaide?
Creative Writing at the University of Adelaide offers students the opportunity to work alongside nationally and internationally acclaimed writers including Professor Brian Castro, Professor Nicholas Jose and Jill Jones. Nobel Prize winner Professor J M Coetzee is associated with the Discipline of English and Creative Writing at the University of Adelaide, as is the J M Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice.
For examples of the exciting work that has been produced by Creative Writing postgraduate students, staff and affiliates, refer to our Showcase website: http://www.hss.adelaide.edu.au/creativewriting/publications/
How can I study Creative Writing?
Creative Writing courses may be taken as part of a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Creative Writing, or with a minor in Creative Writing, or as part of a double major (eg with a double major in Creative Writing and English), or as electives in many other degree programs. Creative Writing and English majors are obviously complementary, but it is not compulsory to take both.
Creative Writing courses may also be taken as components in a double degree (eg BA/LLB; BA/B Teach).
Creative Writing courses may also be taken as electives within the Bachelor of Arts, or within other degree programs, including programs offered outside the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (eg Law, Teaching, Commerce or Medicine).
Selected courses (but not all courses) are available for non-degree / community enrolment.
Creative Writing courses are taught on campus, usually over standard 12 week semesters. Typical contact patterns include lectures, workshops, tutorials or seminars.
Creative Writing courses are available for internal study only: they are not available for external study.
Level 1 courses
In 2012, the following Level 1 courses will be offered:
- Creative Writing: The Essentials (CRWR 1101)
This course is a practical introduction to creative writing through prose and poetry. It covers ways to begin and develop a sustained and reflective writing practice, including revision and editing. The course consists of a series of exercises designed to develop essential aspects of the creative writer's craft and a selection of connected readings from contemporary literature in a range of approaches, styles and techniques.
- Introduction to English: Ideas of the Real (ENGL 1101)
This course introduces students to a range of texts written in English during 19th and 20th centuries. Each text illustrates different understandings of what constitutes ‘the real' and what literary techniques represent it. The course examines a variety of genres including fiction, short fiction and poetry. Students are introduced to a range of interpretive practices, and the course is designed to increase their skills in critical reading, analysis, writing and research.
Course Advisor: Discipline of English and Creative Writing
Joy McEntee email@example.com
Administrative Assistant: Discipline of English and Creative Writing
Ph: 8303 5130
International students: enrolment
See the international student website for how to apply and the relevant forms. See the following below also for additional requirements.