School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies

WRIT-203 – Writing for Media

Points:20Prerequisites:either (WRIT 101, 80 further pts) or permission of Programme Director
Faculty:Humanities & Soc ScCorequisites:None
School:Linguistics & Applied LanguageRestrictions:None

This course focuses on how to produce creative nonfiction publications: personal essay, personality profile, review, commentary, and investigative or feature article. Students are introduced to research and interview procedures, composition techniques - including those characteristic of creative nonfiction - and responding to their own and others' texts. 100% internal assessment.

Tuition Fees

2016: domestic $876.00     international $3,985.80

Set Text

Course Book available from vicbooks. Approx $15.

Recommended Texts

Gerard, P. (1996) Creative Nonfiction. Cincinnati: Story Press. (Available from VUW library on closed reserve)

Cheney, T. Writing Creative Nonfiction. Ten Speed Press. (Available at vicbooks at price of $34.95 or at VUW library on closed reserve)

Minot, S. Literary Nonfiction: The Fourth Genre. Prentice Hall. (Available at vicbooks at price of $47.95)

Perl, S. and M. Schwartz (2006) Writing True: The Art and Craft of Creative Nonfiction. Houghton Mifflin. (Library closed reserve)

Trimester 2 2016

* indicates instructor is the course coordinator.

CRNFrom/ToDaysTimeBuilding [Campus]RoomInstructor
11054^(L1) 11 Jul – 21 Aug 2016Tue1000 - 1250Von Zedlitz [Kelburn]510Derek Wallace
11 Jul – 21 Aug 2016Tue1000 - 1250Von Zedlitz [Kelburn]509
5 Sep – 16 Oct 2016Tue1000 - 1250Von Zedlitz [Kelburn]510
5 Sep – 16 Oct 2016Tue1000 - 1250Von Zedlitz [Kelburn]509
11335^(L2)11 Jul -
13 Nov 2016
[Kelburn] 
19730^(L3)11 Jul -
13 Nov 2016
[Kelburn] 
19731^(L4) 11 Jul – 21 Aug 2016Tue1410 - 1700Murphy [Kelburn]404Derek Wallace
11 Jul – 21 Aug 2016Tue1410 - 1700Murphy [Kelburn]303
5 Sep – 16 Oct 2016Tue1410 - 1700Murphy [Kelburn]404
5 Sep – 16 Oct 2016Tue1410 - 1700Murphy [Kelburn]303

Trimester 3 2016

* indicates instructor is the course coordinator.

CRNFrom/ToDaysTimeBuilding [Campus]RoomInstructor
27298 (L5)14 Nov -
26 Feb 2017
[Kelburn] 
27299 (L6)14 Nov -
26 Feb 2017
[Kelburn] 
  ^ indicates limited entry courses.

Course Outline Information

For FHSS and NZSM course outlines (current and previous years), please refer to the Course Outlines page on the FHSS website.