MC262 - Master of Writing and Publishing

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Plan: MC262 - Master of Writing and Publishing
Campus: City Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure

Approach to learning and assessment

The program integrates a variety of learning and teaching approaches. The core of the program is the unique sequence of Bowen Street Press studios. The Bowen Street Press is a student-led, simulated publishing house. It is designed as a series of connected studios in which you take on specific industry challenges through collaborative learning and teaching strategies across the duration of the program. The studios are designed to operate in a vertical structure, whereby you will have the opportunity to work with students from other year levels in the program. The studios will comprise a combination of intensive and weekly face-to-face seminars and student-directed learning.

You will learn how to constructively critique your own work and that of others. Peer review and self-assessment is integral to the learning environment and subsequently for professional practice within the writing and publishing industries.

Assessment involves ‘learning by doing’ and will include a range of activities such as writing and publishing projects, written reflection, research projects, portfolios, presentations, peer or industry review. Project proposals and presentations will be directly related to industry specific needs and may involve making contact with industry practitioners regarding contemporary issues.

The assessment you undertake will be designed so that your lecturer and/or peers can provide you with ongoing feedback on strengths and areas for improvement in your learning. This approach will enable you to improve on your performance during the program, as well as continue to refine capabilities for your future professional practice and learning after graduation.

The projects produced in your final semester will be capstone experiences designed as a culmination of your learning throughout the program.

Learning and Assessment Support

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the Program Manager or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

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Work integrated learning

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice. As a student enrolled in this RMIT University program you will:

  • undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice;
  • interact with industry and community when undertaking these activities;
  • complete these activities in real work contexts or situations; and in addition:
  • these interactions and the work contexts provide distinctive sources of feedback to you to assist your learning.

Any or all of these aspects of a WIL experience may be simulated.

The Bowen Street Press operates as a real-world, student-led publishing house which offers many opportunities for industry engagement and simulated work practice.

The designated Work Integrated Learning nominated courses for this program are:

COMM2714 Development at Bowen Street Press (24cp)
COMM2717 Production at Bowen Street Press (24cp)

The integration of work-based learning and academic learning in these courses will allow you to solve authentic workplace problems and/or address real issues faced in organisations. You will receive industry feedback on your work.
 

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Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following: All courses listed may not be available each semester.
 

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Year One of Program

Complete the following Five (5) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Foundation for Bowen Street Press 24 COMM2716 City Campus
Contemporary Writing and Publishing 12 COMM2713 City Campus
The Craft of Writing and Editing 12 COMM2719 City Campus
Development at Bowen Street Press 24 COMM2714 City Campus
The Art of Writing and Editing 24 COMM2718 City Campus
 
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Year Two of Program

Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Production at Bowen Street Press 24 COMM2717 City Campus
Critical Enquiry in Media and Communication 24 COMM2669 City Campus
Entrepreneurship at Bowen Street Press 24 COMM2715 City Campus
Professional Research Project (Writing and Publishing) 24 COMM2788 City Campus
 

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