Master of Publishing and Communications

1 - 2 years full-time, Parkville — Domestic and International students. CRICOS code: 061634E

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Course Description


Join and contribute to an industry that’s successfully orienting itself around the challenge of digital media. Though the Master of Publishing and Communications you can discover new business models and an expanded digital footprint in areas such as eBooks and apps.

This program successfully anticipated the developments in the publishing industry and incorporates a digitally focused and internationally oriented curriculum closely connected to the latest publishing practices.

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.

Who is it for?

If you want to develop a contemporary understanding of publishing practices and technologies, as well as how to apply your knowledge, the Master of Publishing and Communications solves these problems through handson subjects in editing, production, marketing, new media and business communications. You can acquire advanced skills in editing, researching, writing and thinking critically about challenges facing the publishing and communications industries. Build a detailed and practical knowledge of effective communications strategies in business and professional contexts. And apply your skills and knowledge through an optional internship placement.

Where will it take me?

On graduation from the Master of Publishing and Communications, you will be ready for work in professional fields including:

  • Book and magazine publishing
  • Editing
  • Marketing and publicity
  • Online media
  • Professional communications
  • Technical writing and editing.

Graduates have also gone on to work in global organisations including:

  • Cambridge University Press
  • Hardie Grant
  • Dorling Kindersley
  • Lonely Planet
  • The Monthly
  • Scribe Publishing
  • Text Publishing
  • Penguin Random House.

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Application deadlines

  • 31 March, 2018 for Semester 2, 2018 intake
  • 31 October, 2018 for Semester 1 2019 intake
  • Scholarships

 It is strongly recommended your application is submitted by the following dates to ensure enough time for your student visa processing.

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Please note: If you wish to be considered for a scholarship or bursary at the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences you must submit an application to a GSHSS degree by 31 October 2017 noting that you must supply your final results and evidence of course completion by 30 November 2017 to meet the requirements of the scholarship criteria. If you are not able to meet these deadlines, you will be considered for the following intake.

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