Subject details

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.
    • Introduction
    • 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
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Standard Media
      • Web links
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
      • Online assignment submission
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
    • Online materials

      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Online Assessment
      • Printable format materials
      • Resources and Links

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

An introductory creative writing subject leading to completed examples of the student's own prose, poetry and writing for performance.

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  • Script for performance (35%)
  • Poetry portfolio (35%)
  • Short story (30%)

Textbook information is pending.

Textbook information is pending.

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