Master of Publishing and Communications
The Master of Publishing and Communications is designed to help graduates build careers in publishing and offer those currently working in the publishing industry an opportunity to consolidate their skills and broaden their knowledge. The program combines hands-on skills development with analysis of the varied fields that make up the publishing industry, from books and magazines to digital media. Introductory subjects familiarise students with the textual and visual aspects of communication, including editing and production practices, while practical subjects help students to build their understanding of the strategic and commercial aspects of publishing.
- Develop an advanced knowledge of editorial principles and methods including an understanding of the use of computers in editing and publishing for print and digital media
- Acquire a sound knowledge of the commercial aspects of publishing
- Understand the organisation and operation of the publishing industries in Australia and the Asia Pacific region
- Develop knowledge of effective communications strategies in business and professional contexts
- Acquire advanced skills in researching, writing and thinking critically about challenges facing the publishing and communications industries
The Master of Publishing and Communications is available as a 200-point, 150-point and 100-point program and can be studied on a full-time or part-time basis.
Subject details for MC-PUBCOM (D12-AA) Master of Publishing and Communications
Graduates of the Publishing and Communications program work in many different roles. These include book editors, book marketing, magazine writers and editors, technical writers, editors and communication managers for software companies and manufacturers of high-technology goods, production controllers and managers, web content creators, publication managers in government and corporate settings and policy officers with communications responsibilities. Our graduates are employed by Intrepid Travel, Lonely Planet, The Monthly, Hardie Grant Publishing and Indigo Books and Music.
For more information, visit the Career Outcomes section of this site.
Program-specific Career Outcome Information:
Editor, Text Publishing and Publishing and Communications graduate
"I knew I needed a comprehensive understanding of what’s required in the industry, as it’s competitive. The Publishing and Communications program looked practical and vocational but also academically rigorous, and it offered research components. As editing is both mechanical and creative, that seemed the best mix. The standard of teaching was very high; the lecturers were genuinely interested in students’ progress and had a lot of industry connections".