Creative Non-Fiction Writing Short Course

Finding new ways to write your experiences

This course examines how creative non-fiction uses literary techniques to produce factually accurate narratives It includes an analysis of narrative and non-narrative literary forms such as biography, history, memoir, and the personal essay. Students produce an extended piece of writing in their chosen non-fiction genre.

  • Course Structure

    This course will be delivered entirely online with weekly interactive seminars held in the evenings over the thirteen-week semester.

    This course can be taken on its own or as part of a postgraduate degree.

  • Course Outcomes

    At the completion of this course a student should be able to:

    • Analyse concepts and processes in the field of non-fiction writing
    • Evaluate industry contexts and platforms for the publication of non-fiction work
    • Create a substantial piece of non-fiction writing
    • Analyse his/her and other students’ non-fiction work
  • How to Apply

    Simply apply online here to complete a Postgraduate application for this short course.

    To take this short course on its own as Not For Degree study, please list “0024 NFD (PG) – Arts and Sciences” when asked the ‘program name’ in your application. Alternatively you may like to continue studying this and other writing courses as part of the Master of Arts (Writing) program which allows eligible students to defer tuition costs to a FEE-HELP loan. To choose this option, simply nominate “Master of Arts (Writing)” in your application.

  • Fees


    More information can be found at the Fees page.

  • Taught by Industry Professionals

    Dr Tegan Bennett Daylight

    Tegan Bennett Daylight is a writer, teacher and critic. She is the author of three novels and several books for children and teenagers, and her collection of short stories, Six Bedrooms, was shortlisted for the Stella Award and the ALS Gold Medal. She works as a lecturer in English and Creative Writing, and lives in the Blue Mountains near Sydney with her husband and two children.

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