Doctor of Philosophy in Creative Writing Study Plan

This program is of the following academic field:

Language and Literature

I. Program Duration

The normal study period for the students enrolled in this program is 3 years. The maximum study period is 6 years.

II. Teaching Form

Face-to-face, writing workshops

III. Medium of Instruction

Chinese and English

IV. Admission Requirements

  • Master degree holders, major in Creative Writing, Language and Literature, Sino-Western Culture or related fields.
  • Must have the National Certificate of English Test (CET6) or equivalent language proficiency.
  • Candidates with a good foundation in Chinese writing and research skills are not limited to any majors.
  • Admissions priority is given to candidates with prior experiences in teaching, research, businesses, management, or freelancing successful experience; those with strong intention on writing and submitted excellent writing publications will be given priority; Candidates have clear careen planning on creative writing and have excellent creative proposal on writing will also receive priority consideration.
  • Candidates from creative writing industries or colleges with requested commission trainingto cultivate creative writing talents with master’s degree will be considered for admissions.

V. Research Direction

Upon completion of all compulsory courses at the end of the first year, students will discuss with their dissertation supervisors on their research focus in alignment with the program objectives.

VI. Course Structure

(I) Core Courses (18 Credits)

No.

Subjects

Credits

Remark

1

THINKING IN CREATIVE WRITING AND ITS PRESENTATION

3

complete during the first year

2

CREATIVE WRITING AND SINO-FOREIGN CULTURAL AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

3

3

THEORIES OF CREATIVE WRITING

3

4

CREATIVE WRITING AND CHINESE CLASSIC LITERATURE

3

5

CREATIVE WRITING AND CULTURAL STUDIES

3

6

RESIDENCE WRITERS CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP

3

(II) Elective Courses(6 Credits)

No.

Subjects

Credits

Remark

1

RESEARCH METHODS IN SOCIAL SCIENCES

3

Complete two elective courses to gain 6 credits

2

SPECIAL TOPIC ON CHINESE CLASSIC LITERATURE

3

3

CHINESE CLASSIC LITERATURE AND CULTURAL AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

3

4

DRAMA, FILM IN CULTURAL AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

3

5

SCRIPT STUDIES, ADAPTATION AND ADOPTION

3

6

WRITING IN NEW MEDIA

3

7

WOMEN'S CREATIVE WRITING

3

8

CHILDREN'S LITERATURE WRITING

3

(III) Dissertation (9 Credits)

No.

Content

Credit

Requirement

Remark

1

 Dissertation

9

No less than 80,000 words

Completed by the second and third academic years.

VII.Teaching Requirements

Complete 33 credits in total:

  1. Students are required to complete six core courses and two elective courses in the first academic year. Teaching methods include lecturing, discussions, reading and writing workshops; students are required to pass an examination or submit a writing piece or a research paper.Students’ grades of each course are given based on the overall assessment of their in-class discussion, grades of examination, and writings etc.
  2. Student can only submit his/her dissertation proposal for assessment upon the completion of the aforementioned 24 credits under table (I) and (II). After the dissertation proposal is defended and the dissertation title is confirmed, the formal writing can be carried out according to the writing process of the dissertation. The duration of dissertation composition is approximately 24 months.
  3. The dissertation should pass the assessment and be defended successfully.

VIII. Program Duration

  1. In general, the duration of taking taught courses is 12 months. The duration of dissertation composition is 24 months,
  2. Classes will be arranged during the days or evenings of Monday to Saturday.

IX. Graduation Requirement

Upon approval from the Senate of the University, a Doctoral Degree will be conferred on a student when he or she has:

  1. completed and met the requirements prescribed in the study plan of his or her program within the specific study period, and achieved a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or above (excluding dissertation)
  2. abided by the regulations of the University
  3. cleared all fees and charges and returned all University property and equipment borrowed

Notes: All curriculums and study plans are based on the newest announcement of the Boletim Oficial da Região Administrativa Especial de Macau.

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