About this unit
This online Creative Writing, Forms and Structures unit is ideally suited to professional writers looking to expand their creative repertoire and explore different formats and avenues of writing.
Delivered online by Open Universities Australia and Griffith University, the unit provides an introductory overview of contemporary formats such as screenwriting, poetry, digital literature forms and personal essays.
By studying this unit, students will develop their literacy skills and creative expression and learn how to write in accordance with industry standards and practices.
Students will walk away from this unit with a completed portfolio of original works to use as samples for literary agents and prospective employers.
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Course pathwaysThis unit is a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:
- Bachelor of Communication, Griffith University
- Bachelor of Arts, Griffith University
- Introduction to forms and structures
- The academic essay
- The personal essay
- The short story
- The poem
- The critical review
- Writing for new technologies
- The exegesis
- Writing for alternative performance
- The feature article
- Workshopping and writing collaborations
Why Open Universities Australia?
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.
OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.
The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.