It will introduce students to theoretical and historical approaches to the understanding and practice of extended narrative or novel writing.
Students will read a variety of narrative-based and theoretical texts with emphasis on contemporary works.
This subject is an introduction to the principles and techniques of scriptwriting for the theatre.
A selection of theatre scripts in various styles will be studied, in conjunction with relevant critical material, to enhance the production of an original script.
They will also be encouraged to read and discuss a wide range of contemporary literature as part of their understanding and articulation of their own and others' creative work.
This subject asks students to develop their own non-fiction writing, short or longer, through the study of course materials, through class discussions and workshop sessions.The majority of Arts Majors require 100 points of study for attainment.This means out of the 300 point program, you have the opportunity to achieve two Majors in your course.Life writing draws on lived experiences and life narratives - ours' and others' - to examine the relationship between the past and the present, individuals and different types of social life, the public and the private, the local and the (trans)national.In this subject we will be thinking hard about identity and representation (including self-representation), power and ethics, the complexities of memory, as well as possibilities afforded by different forms of life writing, which encompass personal essays, memoirs, biographies, diaries, letters, oral histories, family histories, blogs etc.The focus of this subject is on the production of the student's own extended work of fiction, the major assessment being on an extract, preferably the opening part of that work.This subject will take up questions of creativity, professional practice and critical theory as they relate to creative writing, with a view to students engaging with contemporary Australian and global writing culture.In this subject students will be introduced to the history of screenwriting and the principles of the craft of writing scripts for screen.Students will read and respond to a variety of scripts written for screen.Along with this, the Faculty of Arts offers a variety of Breadth Subjects designed to enhance your learning with options from a variety of fields.Students completing a Major in Creative Writing must complete: This is a sample subject list only. Current and commencing students must refer to the University Handbook for enrolment purposes.