courses

3940

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titlePhD (Creative Writ)
CRICOS code069109F
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT, 8 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Off-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3940
Contact details

+61 3 9905 2277; ecps@.monash.edu; http://www.arts.monash.edu/ecps

Course coordinator

A/Professor Chandani Lokuge

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Description

The Doctor of Philosophy (Creative Writing) is designed to enable candidates to engage intellectually with their creative process and to acquire a professional qualification in the area of creative writing.

The program consists of 100 per cent research. Candidates will be required to submit a piece of their own creative writing together with a critical commentary both of which must be produced during candidature and under supervision. For the purpose of this course, 'piece of creative writing' will be understood to be constituted by a novel, a group of short stories, a play or a group of plays, a sequence of poems, or a portfolio of works of various genres. The critical commentary will be a piece of critical writing focused on the student's piece of creative writing, the writing of which will itself be considered as an act of research into the nature of literary creativity. The critical commentary will involve thoroughly researching the various aspects of the creative writing project: the characteristics of the genre, the influence of the context and the shaping elements in a work of art.

Outcomes

The objectives of this course are to:

  • enable graduates to make an original and significant contribution to culture. Upon the literary invention in their creative work and the scholarship of their exegesis, they will be able to position their work in the context of world production and its discourses
  • enable graduates to obtain advanced knowledge and training as creative writers
  • enable creative writers to engage intellectually with their creative process and to acquire professional qualifications in the area of creative writing
  • encourage candidates to cross genres and link creative writing with both relevant theory and other art forms
  • encourage candidates to develop the professional tools needed to write long-form work for publication, and identify and communicate with an audience
  • guide candidates to intellectual and academic/scholarly engagement with creativity.

Requirements

Candidates submit a piece of their own creative writing together with a critical commentary both of which must be produced during candidature and under supervision.

Each component must be no less than 35,000 words, and the combined word total of the creative writing and the critical commentary should be from 75,000 - 100,000 words.

Award(s)

Doctor of Philosophy (Creative Writing)