Creative Writing will help you develop strength in imaginative writing and creative non-fiction. You will work in a range of genres and acquire the habits of all good creative writers: careful reading, active research and constant revision. You will learn to structure your writing effectively, and to present your own ideas in their strongest light. Our creative writing classrooms are a blend of lectures, small groups and workshops where you share work in progress, and benefit from peer and teacher feedback.

Creative Writing is available as a minor.

To complete a minor in Creative Writing students must complete at least 60 points in papers listed for the minor, including WRITE203 and WRITE300.

Creative Writing papers

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Code and paper title Points
ARTSC105 Language in Context right arrow

Language in Context is an essential paper for students of a broad range of disciplines where language and communication are a focus. Students are...

15 24A (Online)
ENGLI100 Telling the Story right arrow

This paper examines the deep stories which are at the core of the English literary tradition and the wider Western canon, using picturebooks...

15 24A (Hamilton)
ENGLI101 Adapting Stories right arrow

This paper explores the art of adaptation, examining the process of transformation that occurs when creative artists reimagine and retell stories in...

15 24B (Hamilton)
Code and paper title Points
WRITE201 Food Writing right arrow

This paper uses writing about food, including recipes, memoirs, restaurant reviews and researched food writing, as the primary materials in a...

15 24A (Hamilton)
WRITE202 Creative Writing: Voice and Image right arrow

This course explores the basic elements of imaginative writing - image and voice - concentrating the student’s attention on the central writing...

15 24B (Hamilton)
WRITE203 Creative Writing: Inspiring Work right arrow

This intensive, workshop-based paper, taught by award-winning novelist Catherine Chidgey, examines the concept of inspiration as it applies to...

15 24G (Hamilton)
WRITE205 Writing for the Screen right arrow

This paper explores foundational concepts in writing for the screen and develops practical skills in the application of these concepts during...

15 24A (Hamilton)
Code and paper title Points
ENGLI301 Genre Studies: Challenging Forms right arrow

This paper is an intensive study of specific literary forms such as tragedy, poetry, travel writing, autobiography, and crime writing. The focus will...

15 24A (Hamilton)
MAORI316 Te Reo Ahurei right arrow

This paper is intended for students who have completed Māori language proficiency to intermediate level or higher. The emphasis will be on developing...

15 24B (Hamilton)
WRITE300 Creative Writing: Creative Non-fiction right arrow

This course explores the key elements of creative non-fiction writing, engaging with a variety of non-fiction texts including memoir, biography, the...

15 24B (Hamilton)
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2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of 21 May 2024 01:00am