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Undergraduate | CUR-CWG100 | 2023
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Unleash your inner wordsmith. Learn the narrative techniques different types of writing use and why, before putting pen to paper yourself. Develop short scenes for the stage, deconstruct poetry, and get knee-deep in creative writing workshops.
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- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Entry requirements
- No ATAR needed,
- No prior study
- 13 weeks
- 29 May 2023,
- 27 Nov 2023
HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available
About this subject
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- identify the basic narrative techniques used in classic and contemporary short stories and apply them to the production of a new short story
- develop short scenes for film or the stage with regard to the relationship between dialogue and action
- identify the basic tools and techniques used in the construction of poetry and certain poetic forms and apply to the production of new poetic works
- employ constructive criticism skills to facilitate a supportive and productive creative writing workshop environment
- critically reflect on own creative practice with reference to key theories and concepts.
- Storytelling and narrative
- Short story forms
- Short story techniques
- Workshop techniques and practice
- Poetry – Finding a Voice
- Poetic form
- Poetry – Sound patterning
- Poetry – Workshopping and editing
- Writing for Performance
- Dramatic action
- Script dialogue
- Scene writing
An introductory creative writing subject leading to completed examples of the student's own prose, poetry and writing for performance.
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- Short story (30%)
- Poetry portfolio (35%)
- Script for performance (35%)
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