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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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  • Winter Term, 2018, INTENSIVE, BRUCE (177631) - View
  • Semester 1, 2018, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (176345) - View
  • Winter Term, 2017, INTENSIVE, BRUCE (164754) - View
  • Semester 1, 2017, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (165302) - View
  • Winter Term, 2016, INTENSIVE, BRUCE (161127) - View
  • Semester 1, 2016, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (154417) - View
  • Winter Term, 2015, INTENSIVE, BRUCE (141105) - View
  • Semester 1, 2015, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (146087) - View

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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 nonfiction 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 gives students the opportunity to experiment and practice with different forms of writing and in different registers for a variety of audiences, to develop interests and talents. Students are encouraged to develop their writer's eye and to keep a writing journal. The unit introduces 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

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

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; and

7. Value and respect differing views.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Three hours per week.





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