Poetry Studio (Level 5)

  • Fees Free eligible programme

    Learn more(external link)

  • Locations and dates

    Nelson:

    22 February 2021

    Online:

    22 February 2021
  • Total credits

    20

  • Fees

    $527 plus $20 Student Services Levy per course

    Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection. View course details for individual fees. A Compulsory Student Services Fee also applies.

  • National qualification code

    NE4879 - Poetry Studio (Level 5)

Online programme.

Poetry can be evocative, emotional and inspirational - it’s the tool of prophets, sages and change agents.

To receive the Poetry Studio award(external link) you must complete two courses; Poetry: Free Verse and Poetry: Form and Rhyme.

In Poetry: Free Verse, you will explore the principles and processes of writing poems in free verse and engage in researching and producing free verse poems for publication.

In Poetry: Form and Rhyme, you will discover the principles and processes of writing poems in rhyme and traditional forms.

What will I learn in these courses?

Poetry: Free Verse – Semester 1

In this course you will explore the principles and processes of writing poems in free verse and engage in researching and producing free verse poems for publication in literary journals and other media where poems now appear, such as Instagram. You will also have an opportunity to explore how free verse poems and the skills associated with writing them can be applied to a variety of other creative industry purposes.

Specific topics will include:

  • Principles of poetry (the line and stanza, making metaphors, uses of rhyme)
  • Planning and drafting lyric and short poems in free verse
  • Re-writing and resolving lyric and short poems in free verse
  • Developing a distinctive voice
  • Presentation and pathways to publishing lyric and free verse poems

Poetry: Form and Rhyme – Semester 2

In this course you will explore the principles and processes of writing poems in rhyme and traditional forms and engage in researching and producing free verse poems for publication in literary journals and other media where poems now appear, such as Instagram.

Specific topics may include:

  • Principles of poetry (the line and stanza, scansion, making metaphors, uses of rhyme)
  • Planning and drafting lyric and short poems in selected poetic forms, using rhyme as appropriate
  • Re-writing and resolving lyric and short poems in selected poetic forms, using rhyme as appropriate
  • Developing a distinctive voice
  • Writing poems for children in rhyme and appropriate forms
  • Presentation and pathways to publishing poems written in rhyme and/or poetic form(s)
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