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Area/Catalogue
COMM 5020

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

Note: This offering may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Course ID
010733

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

Course owner

Course owner
School of Creative Industries

Course aim

To instil an awareness of the techniques, strategies and expectations associated with creative non-fiction in the mainstream print media

Course content

Structure of written information in the mainstream media; news value judgments in a democratic society; essential reporting, interviewing and writing techniques; comparison between news and feature writing; style variations for defined publications and their readers; ethical considerations; the balance between information and entertainment in the creative non-fiction genre.

The external offering of this course is only available to rural and remote students.

Textbook(s)

Tanner, S 2009, Feature Writing, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL (INTENSIVE)
Seminar 20 hours x block
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, DISTANCE EDUCATION
Directed Study N/A x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL (INTENSIVE)
Group design/presentation of feature storyboard 500 word equivalent 10% N/A
Profile/obituary/review article 1500 words 40% N/A
Original feature article 2500 words 50% N/A
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, DISTANCE EDUCATION
Group design/presentation of feature storyboard 500 word equivalent 10% N/A
Profile/obituary/review article 1500 words 40% N/A
Original feature article 2500 words 50% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note: all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation.

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