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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleGradCertPub&Edit
Total credit points required24
Standard duration of study (years)0.5 years FT, 1 year PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Course coordinator

Dr David Dunstan

Notes

  • This course is not available to international student visa holders.
  • All classes are taught in Melbourne central business district.

Description

This course is designed to provide editorial and publication management skills to those having aspirations to become involved in scholarly, commercial, educational, academic and corporate publishing, to further their careers and attainments in publishing, or to establish their own small publishing business. The core unit provides an overview of the role of and the relationships between author, editor and designer in publishing. Students are taken through the processes involved in the transmission of a text from manuscript to edited form.

Objectives

Students completing this course will have:

  • a familiarity with diverse aspects of the academic discipline
  • a familiarity with the world view of the field of study
  • a familiarity with the secondary literature in the field of study
  • a familiarity with many of the key texts and cultural products pertaining to the field of study
  • advanced reading and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • developed sound analytical skills
  • developed the ability to use relevant technology such as databases, information management systems and search engines effectively.

Structure

This course consists of one compulsory 12-point unit and one elective 12-point unit.

Requirements

Students complete:

  • PUB4002 Authorship, editing and text
  • PUB4001 Publishing history, culture and commerce or PUB4003 Publishing processes and new technology

Progression to further studies

Students who complete the graduate certificate with a minimum credit average, may apply to transfer to course 1357 Graduate Diploma in Publishing and Editing.

Award(s)

Graduate Certificate in Publishing and Editing