Creative Writing

Programme Code: ENGL2085

Faculty of: Arts

Targeted Students: HKU Undergraduate, HKU Postgraduate, Non HKU Undergraduate, Non HKU Postgraduate

Area of Interest: Arts

Credits: 6

Programme Period: July 12, 2021 to July 30, 2021

Programme Fee: HKD 16,400

Discount(s) on Programme Fee:

10% Partner Discount
5% Early Bird Discount (Deadline: April 30, 2021)

* All discounts are NOT in conjunction with any other discounts.

Deadline for Application: May 31, 2021

Online Application: APPLY NOW


The application procedure of this programme is separated from HKUSI application system. You will be required to apply and pay all fees separately. For more information, please visit the programme link.

For HKU students, please visit here for the application procedures.

Course Description:

This seminar-based course offers core opportunities to rediscover how language functions as craft. We will look across genres, including story, poetry, and drama, to explore how language establishes patterns that build expectation and tension. Through various in-depth readings and experimental writing practices, you will be given lots of room and time to find and explore your “voice” with a unique writerly attention. The aspects to be explored include, for instance, rhythm and pace, dialogue and scene, attentiveness to imagery. Each writer in the class will develop her or his own individual portfolio of creative work.


This course welcomes undergraduates who are interested to discover their writer’s voice through experimenting with language across different literary genres.

For HKU students:


  1. A minimum Level 5 in English Language HKDSE exam, or an equivalent score in another recognized English proficiency test.
  2. Passed 3 introductory courses (with at least one from both List A and List B).

Note: If some non-BA students, who are non-major/ minor students of English Studies or Language and Communication, would like to enroll in this course as a free elective, their requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis, provided that they have obtained a minimum Level 5 in English Language HKDSE exam, or an equivalent score in another recognized English proficiency test.

For non-HKU students:

No prerequisite.

Course Outline:


Programme Schedule:

Monday – Friday 14:30 – 17:30

Programme Link:—humanities/undergraduate-level/undergraduate-programmes-session-c

For enquires, please contact Faculty of Arts General Office:
Phone:  +852 3917 8977


• You understand that you must be available for the entire duration of the programme, from the start to the end of the programme. 20% absence is allowed for emergencies or sick leave with legitimate reason and official letterhead proof for the absence. Students have the responsibility to contact the programme coordinator and/or teacher concerned about this ahead of time. No exceptions will be made, unless prior approval has been given. You are expected to be punctual for all classes and tutorials. Unexcused cases of lateness may count as absence. Students who fail to achieve an 80% of attendance or absence without legitimate reason and official letterhead proof for the absence will not be awarded the HKU Credits or the Certificate of Completion.