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Creative Non Fiction (CWRI20005)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeCWRI20005
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

In this subject, students will be exposed to a rich and thrilling range of Creative Nonfiction – music, science, sport, technology, trauma, family, politics, more – on the road to developing and fine-tuning their own writing skills. Class discussions will tackle ethics and research/narrative techniques. Students will workshop their own writing and be asked to respond to other students’ written work. They will finish the course with an insight into top-class writers’ minds and techniques, and ideas on how to take their own writing to a higher plane.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of the subject, students should be able to:

  • Devise, develop, draft and present substantial pieces of Creative Nonfiction;
  • Engage critically with a wide array of Creative Nonfiction literature;
  • Provide detailed and constructive feedback on other students’ creative work through the writing workshop approach to learning and practice;
  • Do extensive and multimodal research, including interviews and observation, as part of developing their Creative Nonfiction work;
  • Engage, as both readers and writers, with Creative Nonfiction narrative practices and ethical questions.

Generic skills

At the completion of this subject, students should gain the following generic skills:

  • the ability to use a range of techniques to tap creative ideas;
  • the ability to plan feasible creative projects for a given time-frame and word length; and
  • the ability to use structure and style with economy and power across a range of genres.

Last updated: 10 August 2019