University of Technology Sydney

52695 Adaptations

Requisite(s): 16 credit points of completed study in spk(s): MAJ10051 Creative Writing Major OR 12 credit points of completed study in spk(s): MAJ09477 48cp Writing and Publishing Major OR 12 credit points of completed study in spk(s): MAJ09489 48cp Writing and Publishing Major
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 54073 Genre Writing AND 58902 Writing Through Genre


This subject introduces students to the practices, techniques, and theories of repurposing existing texts to create original works. Its specific focus is on how adaptation is understood and executed by the writer or storyteller. Students explore the ways in which writers work collaboratively in generating stories within industry and professional contexts. They consider notions of ethical and responsible storytelling when working on cross-cultural adaptations. Through individual and group exercises and projects, students have the opportunity to test theories and ideas, as well as produce creative work across a variety of media, either text-based or transmedial.

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Spring session, City campus

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