Writing Creative Non-Fiction

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: Curtin University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

Learn the characteristics and conventions of creative non-fiction writing, and how to apply them to your own work, with the online Writing Creative Non-Fiction course unit from Curtin University.

Across all fields and genres of writing, holding your audience’s attention is paramount to successfully delivering your message. This unit gives you the tools and creative writing techniques needed to engage others and tell your story.

Encompassing everything from journalistic, narrative, essayist and story-telling techniques, the unit trains you to analyse and critique a range of creative non-fiction texts, helping to advance your own creative writing processes.

In 13 weeks, you will learn how to bring life to your non-fiction work by developing your scenes, characters, dialogue and story telling. You will also cover the ethics, privacy and cross-cultural issues associated with writing about real people and events.

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.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to enter this program:

Areas of study

In this non-fiction writing unit, the topics you will study include:

  • What is creative non-fiction?
  • Storytelling elements in creative non-fiction
  • Scene and summary at work
  • Develop the personal essay
  • Using research in creative non-fiction
  • Writing memoir and the personal voice
  • Writing about place and bringing settings to life
  • Exploring our everyday surroundings
  • Character and dialogue in creative non-fiction
  • Why you write – stage development and growth consciousness
  • Truth, ethics and privacy

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement 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?

Study this Writing Creative Non-Fiction course unit and come away with an advanced understanding of creating compelling non-fiction works.

Your knowledge of the characteristics and conventions of creative non-fiction will serve you well as you begin to write your own pieces of non-fiction, and allow you to apply your knowledge to analyse and critique other non-fiction texts.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Writing Creative Non-Fiction from Curtin 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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