Creative Writing: A Practical Introduction

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Macquarie University
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About this unit

Develop advanced skills in written communication in this online unit titled Creative Writing: A Practical Introduction.

Delivered by Open Universities Australia, in partnership with Macquarie University, the unit provides a practical foundation for the exploration of a number of different approaches to creative writing.

You’ll learn to adopt a self-reflexive view of your writing as you workshop your material in a collaborative learning environment, providing and receiving constructive feedback.

Refine your narrative and story-telling techniques as you examine the different ways to apply language in a range of contexts to produce professionally crafted pieces of creative writing.

Eligibility

In order to enrol in this unit, you must have successfully completed the following unit:

The unit also contains adult themes, which may not be suitable for some students. If you are under 16, you will need to complete a parental consent form, prior to enrolling in this unit.

Areas of study

In this creative writing unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Association and connotation
  • The image
  • Language writing
  • Using a referent
  • Memory
  • Time as structure
  • Point of view
  • Dialogue
  • Writing your place, writing your culture

Course pathways

This unit is a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

Hone your ability to produce effective, engaging and well-structured creative writing pieces in this online unit of study. The skills taught in this program are useful not only for those wishing to pursue a career in writing, but for anyone seeking to improve their written and oral communication.

By completing this unit you will also receive credit in a number of communication and arts degree programs.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Creative Writing: A Practical Introduction from Macquarie University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP is available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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