KWB118 Swords and Spaceships: Writing Genre

Unit synopsis

This unit surveys current trends in genre writing and popular fiction with a focus on writing for reader engagement. You will have the opportunity to develop a piece of writing that makes use of the techniques of your chosen genre and that reflects the concerns and themes appropriate to your genre. It includes focused writing exercises that will enhance the skills needed to develop, research, and write a genre text. It also aims to help you develop an understanding of genre theory. The unit develops your critical understanding of your own and others’ approaches to the writing life, and the theories of genre that underpin those approaches.

Faculty
Creative Industries Faculty
School/Discipline
Creative Writing
Study area
Creative practice, communication and design
Credit points
12

Dates and locations

Teaching period Dates Locations
Semester 2, 2019 22 July 2019 - 15 November 2019
  • Kelvin Grove

Fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
2019: $820
Domestic fee-paying student fee
2019: $3,228
International student fee (excluding study abroad students)
2019: $3,768
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Guide to fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as a cross-institutional student who has a Commonwealth supported place at their home university.
Domestic fee-paying student fee
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens, who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are not eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as part of a QUT course during Summer Semester
  • as a cross-institutional student who does not have a Commonwealth supported place at their home university
  • as a single-unit study student.
International student fee
For international students who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course
  • as a cross-institutional student.

Unit outlines