Honours in Creative Writing
to give emerging writers the opportunity to extend their technical range as writers, to develop as critical readers in ways that assist writing practices, and to enable emerging writers to experiment with form, style and voice, as well as developing self-editing skills.
potentially to provide an adequate basis for further (i.e. postgraduate) study, most particularly in creative writing.
It is possible to do Honours part-time, with around six class contact hours in semester 1 and two class contact hours in semester 2. Additional time for supervisory meetings will be required during the writing of the dissertation.
There will be a meeting for prospective honours students held by the Discipline of English & Creative Writing in October. Interested students should apply through the School of Humanities by early December and they will be notified by late December of the outcome of their application. The Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences Office will send out online enrolment instructions during January.
- Completion of a major in English (minimum 20 units at Levels II & III), with a high Credit average (70% +). Please note: University Calendar, Vol III, Schedule IV, The Honours Degree: 'Candidates for the Honours degree in any course shall not begin their Honours work in that course until they have qualified for the Ordinary degree of Bachelor of Arts or Arts (Jurisprudence), or some other degree deemed by the Faculty to be appropriate preparation …' Admission to Honours is always at the discretion of the Honours Convenor and the Honours Subcommittee. In extraordinary cases students who have not met the above prerequisites, but who for other reasons can satisfy the Honours Convenor and Subcommittee that they are qualified to undertake Honours English, may be accepted into the program.
- A satisfactory creative writing portfolio of about 15 pages, double-spaced, neatly printed on A4.
- Prospective Honours students should also contact the Creative Writing Honours Coordinator, Dr Ros Prosser: firstname.lastname@example.org (Level 6 in the Napier Building).
- The Honours Application Form should be returned to the School by early December.
- The Faculty will inform prospective students in January with regards to online enrolment for enrolment in February.
The Portfolio of Writing
The Portfolio of Writing should contain a representative selection of best 'work-in-progress' or complete pieces (published and/or unpublished) preferably in the expected genre of study. However the portfolio could also demonstrate different styles, also your best work, such as poetry and prose. Writers who have published work may wish to include copies or lists of their publications. The portfolio should be no less than 15 pages, A4, double-spaced, 2.5 cm margins.
For more information contact Dr Ros Prosser.