MC262 - Master of Writing and Publishing

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RMIT program code: MC262
Plan name: Master of Writing and Publishing
Plan code: MC262
Campus: City Campus
Credit points per semester:
Full time: 48
Part time: 24
CRICOS code: 088089C

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2016 Enrolment Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following:

  Year One of Program
 
AND  Year Two of Program
 

The Master of Writing and Publishing can be completed as a part-time or full-time program with all classes held at the RMIT's Melbourne city campus. It is not available via distance learning. The courses run in both the evening and daytime with a handful of Friday/Saturday intensives throughout the year.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: The program is available to you in FULL-TIME STUDY MODE ONLY. That is over four semesters (2 years).

LOCAL STUDENTS: The program can be completed over four semesters (2 years) in full-time study. A part-time study option (eight semesters (4 years)) is available to local students only.

The program consists of a number of separate courses covering all aspects of the publishing process – from authorship to editing, print production to marketing and finance – and students must pass all courses in order to graduate.

EARLY EXIT OPTION
After completing 96 credit points (1 year full-time: 2 x 12-week semesters; 2 years part-time: 4 x 12-week semesters) students can opt to exit with a Graduate Diploma in Writing and Publishing. They can return at any stage to complete the final requisite semesters should they wish to become a Master of Writing and Publishing.

While there are no electives in the Master of Writing and Publishing there is flexibility to select projects within the Bowen Street Press studios according to interest or ability.

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Year One of Program

Course content changes from year to year to ensure the program reflects current industry practice, but prospective (full-time) students can assume the following overall structure:

FIRST YEAR
While giving a broad introduction to the book trade and publishing industries in general, the first year of the Master of Writing and Publishing concentrates on the practical aspects of writing, editing and production.

Semester 1
COMM2719
 The Craft of Writing and Editing (12 credit points)
COMM2713 Contemporary Writing and Publishing (12 credit points)
COMM2716 Foundation at Bowen Street Press (24 credit points)

Semester 2
COMM2718
The Art of Writing and Editing (24 credit points)
COMM2714 Development at Bowen Street Press (24 credit points)

Complete the following Five (5) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Foundation for Bowen Street Press24COMM2716City Campus3876 (M262)
Contemporary Writing and Publishing12COMM2713City Campus3877 (M262)
3878 (E262)
The Craft of Writing and Editing12COMM2719City Campus3879 (M262)
Development at Bowen Street Press24COMM2714City Campus3801 (M262)
The Art of Writing and Editing24COMM2718City Campus3802 (M262)
 
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Year Two of Program

SECOND YEAR
The second year of the Master of Writing and Publishing extends students core skills into structural editing, the sales and financial aspects of various industry models, entrepreneurship, and the value of research and its critical application.

Semester 3
COMM2717 
Production at Bowen Street Press (24 credit points)
COMM2669 Critical Enquiry in Media and Communication (24 credit points)

Semester 4
COMM2715 
Entrepreneurship at Bowen Street Press (24 credit points)
COMM2663 Professional Research Project (24 credit points)

Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Production at Bowen Street Press24COMM2717City Campus3881 (M262)
Critical Enquiry in Media and Communication24COMM2669City Campus3186 (M248)
3187 (M249)
3188 (W248)
3882 (M262)
3136 (E248)
3137 (M249)
3138 (W249)
Entrepreneurship at Bowen Street Press24COMM2715City Campus3803 (M262)
Professional Research Project24YesCOMM2663City Campus2828 (M232)
2966 (M250)
3199 (M248)
2788 (M232)
2918 (M250)
3149 (M248)
3150 (M249)
3804 (M262)
 

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Contact details and related links

Program structure enquiries

Program Manager: Tracy O'Shaughnessy

Email: tracy.oshaughnessy@rmit.edu.au

Administration Enquiries: mcommadmin@rmit.edu.au

 

Program Enquiries: If you have any program structure enquiries or if you require academic advisement, please contact your Program Manager, Tracy O'Shaughnessy : tracy.oshaughnessy@rmit.edu.au

Administration Enquiries:

Program Administration Office

School of Media and Communication

Building 9 level 5

All new International Students are expected to attend one of the following Enrolment Information Sessions for 2016 as appropriate in order to receive important enrolment information. Local students are also welcome to attend these sessions for further guidance.

Enrolment Information Session: Timely arrivals

Date:  Wednesday,17 February 2016

Time: 3.00pm

Venue: Building 80 level 4 room 20

Enrolment Information Session: Late arrivals

Date: Friday, 26 February, 2016

Time: 3.00pm

Venue: Building 9 level 3 room 7

Enrolment from 29 February to 15 March 2016:

Venue: Building 9 level 4 (reception)

Timetabling

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If your program is taught by a Vocational Education (VE) school then please go to the Vocational Education timetabling website.

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Enrolment

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*Semester 1 classes generally commence in February and Semester 2 classes generally commence in July. Please contact your school for more information about specific class start days.

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