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Major Project Studio (11120.1)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Arts and Communications


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This unit is the culmination of the work done throughout the writing major. Here, students conceive, research and begin writing a major work. This could take the form of a novel, a feature-length screenplay, a collection of poetry or short stories, a work of creative nonfiction, or any other long-form project. The unit will incorporate ongoing workshops on the developing project, writing studio time, and seminar discussions on industry-related issues including broader context of their field of practice, approaches to working with editors, planning long-form projects, and proposing major works for publication. The focus of this unit is on the production of the student's own work, a major assessment being an extract of that work.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Identify and evaluate a range of forms that a major written work might take;

2. Develop practices informed by an understanding of larger frameworks in which writing is produced, consumed and circulated; and

3. Begin to plan and develop a major work evolving from self-reflection and peer review of their own writing practice.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

One 1 hour seminar, one 2 hour practical writing studio on-campus per week and 15 minutes mentoring sessions 2 per semester.


11116 Screenwriting.



Assumed Knowledge


Incompatible Units

8298 Creative Project.

Equivalent Units


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