Courses

Bachelor of Writing and Publishing

HEFEWAP

If you are aiming for a career in the creative industries, or simply love to write and publish your work, Melbourne Polytechnic’s Bachelor of Writing and Publishing is for you. Sign up for this exciting degree - Australia's only undergraduate degree dedicated solely and equally to writing and publishing. Melbourne Polytechnic will help you with a wordy career pathway and is that big break you have been seeking!

**Please note:

**This course will not be taking any new enrolments.

Let creativity be your career

With this unique dual focus on publishing and writing, you will master essential skills in the new digital technologies and be able to work with e-books and p-books.

Be part of the Melbourne Polytechnic community of creative degrees students and lecturers at our beautiful Fairfield campus, that buzzes with creativity.

Learn with our staff of experienced, supportive lecturers who are leading industry writers and publishers. You will definitely benefit from their networks.

Students who successfully complete the first two years of the bachelor degree may choose to exit with the HEFEWAPAD Associate Degree of Writing and Publishing qualification.

Gain skills and knowledge in:

  • advanced fiction and non-fiction writing
  • book and magazine production
  • digital and print production
  • project management
  • advanced editing and proofreading
  • understanding the publishing industry
  • critical analysis of texts.

Local Students

Code

HEFEWAP

Campuses

Fairfield

Department

Visual Arts - HE
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 3 years
you must complete the writing and publishing streams. Non specified electives are available in first and second year and you 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 if you are part-time, however there are some mandatory subject sequences

Part-time: 6 years


Class Schedule: *

Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM

**Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Course Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Classroom

Fees

Find out more on fees and charges

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.

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
  • 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
  • folio can include examples of creative, academic or business writing but must be the applicant's original work

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
  • July

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

Related Information

This qualification aligns with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 7.

This course is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).