Course Title: Produce Writings - Novel

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4171

Course Title: Produce Writings - Novel

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 105.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term1 2011,
Term1 2012,
Term1 2013

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

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Course Description

Produce Writings – Novel supports the attainment of skills and knowledge required for developing the first draft of a novel.  You originate a concept early in first semester and then refine this concept while learning the basic conventions of novel writing.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

The competency Produce Writings – Novel VBP552 is delivered and assessed alongside the following competencies:

CUVCOR03A: Develop, refine and communicate concept for own work
CUVCOR11A: Source information on history and theory and apply to own work
CUSRAD01A: collect and organise information

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBP552 Produce Writings - Novel


1. Analyse the purpose of the writing task 

2. Investigate the scope of the writing task

3. Plan the writing task

4. Create the writing task

5. Realise the writing task

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will have gained insight into the process of writing a novel. Through research and practical application of theory, you will be able to develop the concept for a novel, create and refine a synopsis and begin the first draft of a manuscript. 

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through participation in class exercises, oral presentations and through the application of learned skills and insights to your writing tasks.