MC262 - Master of Writing and Publishing
Plan: MC262 - Master of Writing and Publishing
Campus: City Campus
Program delivery and structureApproach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program transition plan
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.Top of page
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.
|To graduate you must complete the following: All courses listed may not be available each semester.|
Year One of Program
|Complete the following Five (5) Courses:|
Year Two of Program
|Complete the following Four (4) Courses:|
|Select and complete One (1) Course from the following School Options list to suit your area of professional interest:|
|Select and Complete One (1) Course from any:|
|University Postgrad Elective|
Program transition plan
The program structure of MC262 Master of Editing and Publishing has been amended and the following change applied in Semester 1, 2024:
- Replacement of COMM2669 Critical Enquiry in Media and Communication (24 credit points) with COMM2930 Research Methods in Media and Communication (12 credit points) and a 12-credit point School Option or University elective.
- Addition of School Options courses or a University election course option.
If you commenced the program prior to these changes, you will not be disadvantaged, and all approved courses undertaken previously will contribute toward your qualification. You will not be required to complete extra credit points or incur any extra costs because of these changes. Academic advice will be made available to you and an enrolment plan provided to you on request.
If you are undertaking a reduced load, are on Leave of Absence (LOA), or have deferred studies, you will not be disadvantaged by the change of program structure.Top of page
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