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Introduction to Creative Writing (8304.4)

Level: Undergraduate First Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Creative and Cultural Practice


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This unit introduces students to the practice and theory of creative writing in our contemporary world. It explores fiction and creative non-fiction forms; introduces students to the concepts of what creative writing is, being a writer, and 'writing across the curriculum'; and develops some basic creative and professional writing strategies and skills. It will give students the opportunity to experiment and practise with different forms of writing and in different registers for a variety of audiences, to develop interests and talents. Students will be encouraged to develop their writer's eye and to keep a writing journal. The unit will introduce students to the professional field of writing and publishing, including market opportunities, and to legal and ethical responsibilities.This unit is co-taught with Introduction to Creative Writing G.

Learning Outcomes


1. Write short creative works for different audiences

2. Utilise and develop strategies for enhancing their own creativity

3. Employ basic fiction and creative non-fiction writing and editing strategies

4. Reflect, review and assess their own writing practice

5. Produce work to a finished standard with respect to editing and revision

6. Understand and interpret markets for their work

7. Value and respect differing views

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Contact Hours

Three hours per week.





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