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Explore the publishing process from manuscript to marketplace.
Whether you’re embarking on a career in writing, editing or publishing, or seeking to acquire more specialist knowledge in your career, this newly formed, industry-focused masters degree is a unique offering.
Building on the renowned Graduate Diploma in Editing and Publishing program, you will study the art and craft of writing and editing across genres, print and digital production, project management, and marketing strategies for writers and publishers. You will also develop a nuanced understanding of and undertake research in writing and publishing culture in both an Australian and a global context.
The core of the program is the unique sequence of Bowen Street Press studios. 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 program is designed as a series of connected studios in which you take on specific industry challenges through collaborative and interdisciplinary learning and teaching strategies. Publications in both group and individual scenarios from print through to digital are the focus of the Bowen Street Press. A combination of industry-led research and individual projects in the second year of the program will ensure a high level of flexibility for students.
Lecturers and academics all have strong industry relationships and experience, and the learning environment simulates professional practice within the writing and publishing industries. The studios comprise intensive, weekly face-to-face seminars and student-directed learning.
Class sizes are small to ensure personal supervision of your activity and progress, particularly in the editing components.
The program is linked to and supported by industry participation in its Program Advisory Committee, which assists in developing program content to ensure the curriculum reflects existing practice and emerging trends in the publishing industry. The content and structure is vocational, with an emphasis on the acquisition and development of practical, readily applicable professional skills.
The program is managed by professional book industry practitioners with extensive experience in the trade and educational sectors of the industry.
You will develop advanced writing, editing and project management skills and high-level industry acumen preparing you to meet the needs of this constantly changing and fast-paced work environment. Graduates are suited to work in many diverse careers including traditional roles in the trade, educational, corporate and digital sectors, and freelance careers in writing and editing across traditional sectors and in the fast-growing and opportunity-rich digital world.
The Graduate Diploma in Editing and Publishing has been supported by the Society of Editors (Victoria) and accredited by the Australian Publishers Association. This new program is currently in the process of accreditation with the Australian Publishing Association.
The program teaches skills that are globally relevant, which allows students to gain employment both locally and internationally.
RMIT’s Global Mobility Office supports students to undertake an exchange or short term mobility activity with over 165 partner universities worldwide.
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Further your publishing career.
Gain a strong and up-to-date grounding in the key areas of commercial and corporate book and digital publishing