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Undergraduate | CUR-CWG100 | 2023

Creative Writing

Course information for 2023 intake

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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

Start dates

  • 29 May 2023
  • 27 Nov 2023
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Creative Writing

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    1. identify the basic narrative techniques used in classic and contemporary short stories and apply them to the production of a new short story
    2. develop short scenes for film or the stage with regard to the relationship between dialogue and action
    3. 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
    4. employ constructive criticism skills to facilitate a supportive and productive creative writing workshop environment
    5. critically reflect on own creative practice with reference to key theories and concepts.

Entry requirements

No entry requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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Student feedback

20 student respondents between 20 Feb - 8 Mar 2023.

90%of students felt the study load was manageable

95%of students felt this subject helped them gain relevant skills

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