GD199 - Graduate Diploma of Writing and Publishing

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Plan: GD199 - Graduate Diploma of Writing and Publishing
Campus: City Campus

Overview

Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Graduate Diploma of Writing and Publishing
Award abbreviation: GradDipWrit&Publ
Total credit points: 96
Career: PGRD
Duration: 1 year (2 semesters) full-time, or 2 years (4 semesters) part-time
Location: Onshore, City Campus
Owning school: Media and Communication (345H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/mediacommunication
ASCED code: 100705
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

The aim of the program is to provide writers and publishing professionals with advanced knowledge and transferable skills – producing flexible and confident graduates in both creative and professional writing practice and the publishing industry.

The core of the program, the Bowen Street Press, is a real-world, student-led publishing house that encompasses everything from digital and online through to print. You will undertake a series of projects within the structure of a 21st-century publishing house. The program is offered on campus in face to face mode of delivery.

On successful completion of the program, you will be a professional practitioner with advanced knowledge of the writing and publishing industry. You will be able to analyse issues, work with others, communicate informed ideas and solve problems within a writing and publishing context.

Graduates of this program can expect to work in a broad range of writing and publishing professional roles, both local and international, for new and traditional media.

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Articulation and pathways

The Graduate Diploma of Writing and Publishing (GD199) is available as an exit award of the Master of Writing and Publishing (MC262).

You will have the option of exiting with the Graduate Diploma of Writing and Publishing (GD199) if you have successfully completed the 96 credits points listed in the program structure, or a combination of completing some courses and having been granted credit for previous study at an equivalent level (AQF 8), i.e. honours, graduate certificate or graduate diploma in the field of creative writing, journalism, professional communication or public relations. Note:exemptions for undergraduate study can not be transferred to the graduate diploma.

If you have already developed areas of skill and knowledge included in this program (for example, through prior studies or work experience), you can apply for credit once you have enrolled in this program. There is information on the RMIT University website about how to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) http://www.rmit.edu.au/ students/enrolment/credit/he.

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Entrance requirements

The Graduate Diploma of Writing and Publishing (GD199) is available as an exit award only. Applicants must apply for the Master of Writing and Publishing (MC262).

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External accreditation and industry links

RMIT is applying to the Australian Publishers Association for accreditation of the Graduate Diploma of Writing and Publishing. (https://www.publishers.asn.au/)

As a student of the Graduate Diploma of Writing and Publishing you will benefit from extensive industry engagement through guest lectures, industry-based projects and opportunities for formal and informal networking.

Academics in the Graduate Diploma of Writing and Publishing are industry practitioners, maintaining strong linkages within the contemporary writing and publishing community. The program invites external industry experts as guest lecturers to provide further exposure to current industry developments.

The Program Advisory Committee (PAC) consists of high-profile industry representatives. Part of the PAC’s brief is to ensure that the program's links with industry standards and practice remain current.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.
Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service. The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

 

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit

 

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. 

You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students

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