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:
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).
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.
OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.
The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.
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