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JOUR13-300: Creative Writing: Fiction and Non-Fiction

Description

In this subject, you will have the chance to harness your creativity and explore a range of approaches, styles and genres to help you find and tell compelling stories. You will also receive industry-insider guidance on making your work compelling and saleable. This subject covers the foundations of writing fiction and creative non-fiction, including theme, character, dialogue, plot/structure, voice, style, imagery and a range of literary devices. Tutorials take the form of a supportive writing workshop where students are encouraged to experiment with various approaches to help find, develop and refine their own voice. You will also learn how to critically evaluate the work of other professionals, have the chance to practice self-editing and workshopping with an editor (your tutor), and investigate ways to apply your narrative skills and techniques to other fields, which include entrepreneurial storytelling, health narratives, professional narratives, social media narratives and much in between.

Subject details

Type: Undergraduate Subject
Code: JOUR13-300
EFTSL: 0.125
Faculty: Faculty of Society and Design
Semesters offered:
  • January 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
Credit: 10
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2021: $3,890.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,050.00
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,260.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,260.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,400.00

Learning objectives

1. Critically evaluate creative work within its social, historical and cultural contexts. 2. Apply craft, theory and narrative techniques to generate original creative works in a range of styles and genres. 3. Develop ethical and transparent research frameworks to ensure credibility and authenticity in fiction and non-fiction narratives. 4. Articulate the strategy, theory and market considerations underpinning structural, stylistic, narrative and aesthetic decision within creative work. 5. Use feedback and self-evaluation to rewrite, edit and refine creative work for clarity, emotional impact, brevity, theme and consistency.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites:

Nil

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Restrictions:

Subject dates

  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 14/11/2021
    Semester start: 17/01/2022
    Subject start: 17/01/2022
    Cancellation 1: 31/01/2022
    Cancellation 2: 07/02/2022
    Last enrolment: 30/01/2022
    Withdraw - Financial: 12/02/2022
    Withdraw - Academic: 05/03/2022
    Teaching census: 11/02/2022
  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 17/07/2022
    Semester start: 12/09/2022
    Subject start: 12/09/2022
    Cancellation 1: 26/09/2022
    Cancellation 2: 03/10/2022
    Last enrolment: 25/09/2022
    Withdraw - Financial: 08/10/2022
    Withdraw - Academic: 29/10/2022
    Teaching census: 07/10/2022
  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 13/11/2022
    Semester start: 16/01/2023
    Subject start: 16/01/2023
    Cancellation 1: 30/01/2023
    Cancellation 2: 06/02/2023
    Last enrolment: 29/01/2023
    Withdraw - Financial: 11/02/2023
    Withdraw - Academic: 04/03/2023
    Teaching census: 10/02/2023
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens: 14/11/2021
Semester start: 17/01/2022
Subject start: 17/01/2022
Cancellation 1: 31/01/2022
Cancellation 2: 07/02/2022
Last enrolment: 30/01/2022
Withdraw - Financial: 12/02/2022
Withdraw - Academic: 05/03/2022
Teaching census: 11/02/2022