Course Title: Produce Writings - Short Story

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4171

Course Title: Produce Writings - Short Story

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

In this course you explore the art of writing in the short story form while looking at the skills and knowledge needed to write and market your own short stories. You are introduced to the works of many different short story writers and experiment with a range of approaches and techniques  while creating your own body of work.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

At RMIT, Produce Writings – Short Story is delivered and assessed along with the following competencies:

• CUSRAD01A – Collect and organise information
• CUVCOR03A – Develop, refine and communicate concept
• CUVCOR11A – Source information on history and theory and apply to own work

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBP552 Produce Writings - Short Story


Analyse the purpose of the writing task

Create the writing task

Investigate the scope of the writing task

Plan the writing task

Realise the writing task

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will have gained insight into the theory and practice of short story writing. Through research and the practical application of theory,  you will be able to develop an initial concept into a written work.

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.