Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2019 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of the Arts, English and Media

COSMOS mastered subject: Version 2000.01

Subject Information
Subject Code CACW203
Subject Name Narrative Studio
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites At least 12 credit points of CACW or WRIT subjects
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence Not to count for credit with WRIT212 OR WRIT222
Assessment Participation - Weekly prose fiction for workshopping 15% Assignment - Prose exercises 40% and 45%
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Course information not Found
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Course information not Found
775M-Course information not Found
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (04-03-2019 to 27-06-2019)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 1hr lecture, 2hr tutorial per week
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Christine Howe
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Christine Howe
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2019

Subject Description
This subject examines the development of prose fiction writing in both microfiction and short forms. There will be an ongoing examination of writing strategies in a range of modes. An intensive workshopping of participantsí work will operate throughout the subject. Particular attention will be paid to structure, plot, character, time/place management, point of view, and the use of description and metaphor.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of form and the poetics of prose
2. Negotiate the form/theme interface
3. Edit and perfect a finished microfiction and/or short story
4. Effectively communicate with other creative writing practitioners within the workshop setting

Textbook Information
Subject reader available in the UOW bookshop and in the library from the commencement of session.
Text book information is available via the UniShop website:

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