Master of Publishing and Communications

1-2 years full-time, Parkville Campus - Domestic and International students.


It's an exciting time to be involved in the publishing industry. The industry is successfully orienting itself around the challenge of digital media with a new business models and an expanded digital footprint in areas such as eBooks and apps.

We are pleased to say we anticipated the developments in our industry with a digitally focused, internationally‐oriented curriculum that is closely connected to the latest publishing practices. Our graduates continue to take up exciting positions in the industry.

The Master of Publishing and Communications furnishes you with the transferable skills you need to build your publishing career, including editorial, marketing, copywriting, commissioning, business and production skills for print and digital media.

Master of Publishing and Communications academic Dr Beth Driscoll awarded joint romance research grant to explore contemporary Australian romance landscape

Three academics - Drs Beth Driscoll (The University of Melbourne), Lisa Fletcher (University of Tasmania) and Kim Wilkins (University of Queensland) - have been awarded funding from the Romance Writers of America's Academic Research Grant Program to study 'the genre world of romance in 21st-century Australia'. The project will include interviews with the authors, as well as agents, editors and publishers involved in writing and producing romance novels. More information…
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You will have the opportunity to

  • Develop an up‐to‐date understanding and practical application of publishing practices and technologies, tackling hands‐on subjects in editing, production, marketing, new media and business communications.
  • Acquire advanced skills in editing, researching, writing and thinking critically about challenges facing the publishing and communications industries.
  • Understand the role of digital innovation in the publishing industry and how to adapt your skills to the changing climate.
  • Build a detailed and practical knowledge of effective communications strategies in business and professional contexts.
  • Apply your skills and knowledge through an optional internship placement.

Career opportunities

Our graduates are employed by:

  • Australian Bride
  • Dorling-Kindersley
  • Hardie Grant Publishing
  • Indigo Books
  • Lonely Planet Publications
  • The Monthly
  • Scribe Publishing
  • Text Publishing
  • Who Weekly

Our graduates are employed as:

  • Editor and Indexer
  • Communications Manager
  • Digital Marketing Officer
  • Communications Advisor
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Communications and Engagement Coordinator
  • Production Officer
  • Marketing and Communications Coordinator
  • Project Coordinator (Communications)
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