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


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

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • September 2021 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Communication and Creative Media
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2021: $3,890
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950

Learning outcomes

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

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens02/08/2020
Semester start14/09/2020
Subject start14/09/2020
Cancellation 1?28/09/2020
Cancellation 2?05/10/2020
Last enrolment27/09/2020
Withdraw – Financial?10/10/2020
Withdraw – Academic?31/10/2020
Teaching census?09/10/2020
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/11/2020
Semester start18/01/2021
Subject start18/01/2021
Cancellation 1?01/02/2021
Cancellation 2?08/02/2021
Last enrolment31/01/2021
Withdraw – Financial?13/02/2021
Withdraw – Academic?06/03/2021
Teaching census?12/02/2021
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/07/2021
Semester start13/09/2021
Subject start13/09/2021
Cancellation 1?27/09/2021
Cancellation 2?04/10/2021
Last enrolment26/09/2021
Withdraw – Financial?09/10/2021
Withdraw – Academic?30/10/2021
Teaching census?08/10/2021