Courses

Bachelor of Writing and Publishing

National Code

HEFEWAP

VTAC Code

Fairfield 6900368182

Campuses

FAIRFIELD

Department

CREATIVE ARTS - HE

03 9269 1973

Duration

Full-time: 3 years
All students complete the writing and publishing streams. Non specified electives are available to students in first and second year and students can complete internships at any year and have them credited to the third year subject BWP323 (subject to approval). There is some flexibility in subject sequence for part-time students, however there are some mandatory subject sequences.

Part-time: 6 years
All students must complete the writing and publishing streams. Non specified electives are available to students in first and second year and students can complete internships at any year and have them credited to the third year subject BWP323 (subject to approval). There is some flexibility in subject sequence for part-time students, however there are some mandatory subject sequences.

Modes of Delivery

Classroom

Fees

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Entrance Requirements

Current Year 12 students: VCE students (or equivalent) require a study score of at least 25 in any Unit 3 and 4 English subject (or equivalent). Non Year 12 students: Satisfactory completion of the Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing or relevant diploma or degree, or evidence of ongoing writing practice, or relevant industry experience that demonstrates capacity to undertake work at degree level. Normally, relevant industry experience is defined as engagement in the industry as a writer, editor, production assistant, desktop publisher or similar. Applicants are required to present a folio and may be required to attend an interview. The folio can include examples of creative, academic or business writing but must be the applicant's original work.

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods for both the Associate Degree and Bachelor are broad, and include essays, interviews, presentations, reports, writing folios, assignments, journals, work-shopping, writing and publishing projects.

Materials

Lists of materials required and book lists are provided at the start of the course, although students are required to purchase very few texts.

Career Pathways

Graduates may find employment as a:
  • writer
  • structural editor, copy editor or proofreader
  • publishing assistant
  • media liaison officer
  • industry or community based consultant
  • researcher

Enrolment Intake

  • February

National Code

HEFEWAP

CRICOS Code

062540C

Campuses

FAIRFIELD

Duration

Full-time: 3 years
All students complete the writing and publishing streams. Non specified electives are available to students in first and second year and students can complete internships at any year and have them credited to the third year subject BWP323 (subject to approval). There is some flexibility in subject sequence for part-time students, however there are some mandatory subject sequences.

Modes of Delivery

Classroom

Entrance Requirements


Academic: Australian Year 12 equivalency
English: Academic IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.5 in Writing and no other band below 6.0, or recognised equivalency*
*Applicants achieving a lower score but who are able to demonstrate a high level of English proficiency through the submission of a writing folio, may still be accepted
Other: Applicants are required to present a folio and participate in an interview*
*Interviews by Skype or telephone are available for overseas and interstate applicants
The folio should be up to five A4-size pages and must include varied examples (such as short pieces, extracts from long pieces, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, performance pieces, business writing, academic writing and so on)
For further information, please email: ua.ud1438192137e.cin1438192137hcety1438192137lopen1438192137ruobl1438192137em@st1438192137raevi1438192137taerc1438192137

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods for both the Associate Degree and Bachelor are broad, and include essays, interviews, presentations, reports, writing folios, assignments, journals, work-shopping, writing and publishing projects.

Materials

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.

Fees

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Career Pathways

Graduates may find employment as a:
  • writer
  • structural editor, copy editor or proofreader
  • publishing assistant
  • media liaison officer
  • industry or community based consultant
  • researcher

Enrolment Period

  • February
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Units Of Study

Credit points are a basic measure of student workload. All subjects are given a credit point value. Most subjects at Melbourne Polytechnic are 12 credit points. A normal full-time annual workload is 96 credit points. The academic year is divided into two main semesters; full-time students usually enrol in 48 credit points each semester, part time students usually enrol in 24 credit points each semester or less.

Code Subjects
BWP111 Writing short fiction
BWP112 Journalism and media
BWP113 Writing for performance
BWP114 Publishing i
BWP121 Novel writing
BWP122 Writing for illustrated text
BWP123 Multi and new media
BWP124 Publishing ii
BWP211 Commercial writing
BWP212 Writing life, self and the other
BWP213 Editorial english
BWP214 Pre press publishing i
BWP221 Creative project i
BWP222 The writers life
BWP223 Editing practice
BWP224 Pre press publishing ii
BWP311 Creative project ii
BWP312 Writing for further study
BWP313 Web and digital publishing
BWP314 Magazine i
BWP321 Creative project iii
BWP322 Tender and pitch
BWP323 Yarra bend press and industry engagement
BWP324 Magazine ii