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Learn how to write for the young fiction market by studying this Writing for Children and Young adults unit from Open Universities Australia and Griffith University.
Delivered entirely online, this unit is geared towards writers interested in exploring the space of children’ and teenage fiction, and covers a range of formats and genres from picture books and graphic novels through to fantasy and historical fiction.
The unit guides aspiring writers through the various processes involved in the development and marketing process for children’s literature, and covers publishing trends and issues relevant to the industry.
The unit also addresses social and cultural issues such as gender, race and subculture, and encourages writers to consider the literary and political demands of young people’s fiction today. Writers will also reflect upon the future of the literary industry, and discuss the place of the book in today’s digital era.
Anyone can apply, however the following units are recommended prerequisites:
In this writing unit, the topics you will study include:
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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This unit is ideally suited to writers interested in carving out a career in the space of children’s literature and young people’s fiction.
By studying this unit, you will walk away with:
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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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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).Find out more about government study loans here.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.