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CWR1002 Writing about People

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Humanities & Communication
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 4 October 2023


This first-year creative writing course introduces students to a range of ways of writing about people, both real and imagined, across a range of genres and forms. You will be supported in developing writing that reflects an awareness of current debates and practices within life writing and character-based writing, as well as an awareness of publishing expectations and requirements.

This course equips you with a range of highly valued skills required in the workforce, and in professional writing practice, including interpreting and responding to market submission guidelines, meeting deadlines, and writing to purpose.

This course contributes to your development of the Creative and Performing Arts Threshold Learning Outcomes, and USQ Graduate Capabilities.

The writing we produce is most often about people, whether that writing takes the form of creative works (like short stories and novels), or works of non-fiction, such as biographies and profiles. This course provides you with an introduction to a range of techniques for producing engaging and effective works of creative and professional writing that focus on representations of people. The course provides you with an opportunity to nurture your creativity and hone your skills as a writer. You will be guided through the process of producing a range of texts, including biography, and memoir. The focus in the course is on producing works that demonstrate an awareness of the relationship between the writer and the marketplace.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2023 Online
Date printed 4 October 2023