Publishing

Coursework

The industry-accredited Master of Publishing degree equips candidates with the skills and knowledge required for book, magazine, digital and online publishing.

The degree offers both professional training with direct vocational applications, as well as providing a scholarly approach to the history of publishing, its cultural significance and changing directions. Our units of study consider aspects of book, magazine and online editing; manuscript preparation; print and website production; publication design; and marketing.

This range of study provides you with both practical production skills and an understanding of cultural consumption in theory and practice. The course is aimed at students who wish to take up, or already occupy, career positions in publishing or in other organisations where an in-depth understanding of the publishing world would enhance their professional prospects.

It includes an elective internship unit as well as an extra-curricular anthology project so that graduates are equipped with real-world experience and have the opportunity to develop a portfolio. As such, the master's is suited to those people with little or no knowledge of publishing, as well as those already working within the industry. The graduate diploma and graduate certificate courses provide shorter avenues to update and extend your professional skills, or to explore new career directions.

Units of study available in these degrees include: Editing and Manuscript Preparation; Making Magazines, Publication Design; and Book Production and Publishing Business.

See also: Health Communication, Media Practice, Strategic Public Relations, Digital Cultures

Contact
Department website: sydney.edu.au/arts/media_communications/

Dr Megan Le Masurier
Phone: +61 2 9351 3628
Email:

Awards and requirements

Please refer to the degree resolutions in this handbook for information on the specific admission requirements for different coursework award courses. sydney.edu.au/handbooks/arts_PG/coursework/masters/publishing.shtml

Graduate Certificate in Publishing
Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Publishing are required to complete 24 credit points including:

  • a minimum of 12 credit points of core units of study
  • a maximum of 12 credit points from elective units of study

Graduate Diploma in Publishing
Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Publishing are required to complete 36 credit points including:

  • a minimum of 24 credit points of core units of study
  • a maximum of 24 credit points from elective units of study

Master of Publishing
Candidates for the Master of Publishing are required to complete 48 credit points including:

  • a minimum of 24 credit points of core units of study
  • a maximum of 42 credit points from elective units of study
  • at least 6 credit points of capstone units of study

Candidates who have completed previous study in a relevant discipline may be eligible for a reduction in the requirements in accordance with the table below.

Level of prior learning Full-time duration Credit points to complete
AQF Level 7 eg. a bachelor's degree in the Humanities, Social Sciences or Law 1.5 years 72
Relevant professional experience equivalent to a Graduate Certificate 1 year 48
AQF Level 8 eg. Honours in a relevant discipline 1 year 48