Fiction Writing - ARTS3023

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

School: School of the Arts and Media

Course Outline: School of the Arts and Media

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: 48 UOC overall, including 6 UOC at level 1 and 6 UOC at level 2 in one of the following streams, Creative Writing or English Equivalent: ARTS3051

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Subject Area: Creative Writing
This course can also be studied in the following specialisation: English

This Level 3 course provides students with the opportunity to develop work on a novel. Students undertaking this course will examine the poetics of the contemporary novel, exploring a variety of technical aspects essential to fiction, such as narrative structure, creation of character and the development of prose style. Students will read both novels and critical texts in order to deepen their understanding of the composition of the novel. Comparative and historical analysis will inform the development of student’s own creative practice. Students will have experimented with a range of writing genres in Level 1 and 2 Creative Writing courses. As a Level 3 course students will extend their writing skills by working on a sustained piece of prose fiction.

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