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ALW733 - Fiction Writing: Ideas and Innovations

Offering information:

Not Offered 2015

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:G Perry

ALW632 or ALW732



Incompatible with: ALW602, ALW633


Online teaching methods require internet access. You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


This unit is an advanced study of the theory and practice of creating works of fiction. The unit is informed by the study of adventurous and innovative texts. Concepts explored in those works will be used by students in developing their creativity and range of skills and approaches to writing fiction. Students must be prepared to do considerable practical work in Seminars, or online in the case of Cloud (online) students. Each student will submit a complete original work or works of fiction. This work may be presented in a number of forms for example, short story, hypertext, fiction for installation or exhibition.


Original work or series of works of fiction up to 3000 words 60%

Report 2000 words 40%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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