Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 2.5 A 2.5-hour workshop per week |
Total Time Commitment: 102
|Prerequisites:||Completion of at least 12.5 points at second year in creative writing.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||106-026 Writng Extended Fiction; 760-253 Theory and Practice of Fiction|
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the 3Disability Liaison Unit website: 4http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/|
CoordinatorMr Grant Caldwell
This subject is designed to help students conceive, research and begin the writing of a novel, and to articulate an understanding of contemporary novels. 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. 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.
|Objectives:||Students who complete this subject will: |
|Assessment:||3000 words of narrative fiction as part of a longer work (plus a 250 word introduction discussing the conception and development of the work; this will be mandatory but not marked as part of the assessment) 70% (workshopped in class and due at end of semester). An essay of 1000 words discussing the complete reading of at least one of the novels from the Reader and at least one text in the Reader 20% (due at end of semester). Participation (including leading a weekly discussion) 10%. Note: Assessment submitted late without an approved formal extension will be penalised at 2% per day. Students who fail to submit up to 2-weeks after the final due date without a formal extension and special consideration will receive a fail grade for the piece of assessment.|
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A subject reader will be available from the University Bookshop.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to: |
|Notes:||Students who have completed 106-026 Writing Extended Fiction or 760-253 Theory and Practice of Fiction are not eligible to enrol in this subject. This subject is available to Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Creative Arts and may be credited towards a major in Creative Writing in either course.|
Bachelor of Arts(Media and Communications) |
Bachelor of Creative Arts
Bachelor of Creative Arts and Bachelor of Music
Diploma in Creative Arts
Graduate Diploma in Creative Arts
Creative Writing |
Creative Writing Major
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