WRIT529 Publishing Practice

Updated: 19 March 2018
Credit Points 6
Offering Not offered in 2019
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions ENCO329 or ENCO429 or ENCO529 or WRIT329

offered in even-numbered years

Combined Units WRIT329 - Publishing Practice
Coordinator(s) Sophia Waters (swaters4@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

Australian publishing practice is in a state of flux as digital modes of publishing profilerate and international markets shape the industry. This unit offers an overview of the Australian publishing in print and online media, using historical and contemporary examples. It enables students to gain theoretical knowledge of publishing skills and practice. The unit examines different sectors of publishing and modes of production. It covers questions of commercial, online and self-publishing, and legal and ethical issues of professional practice. This theoretical knowledge is applied in an online publication proposal and contextual review of the industry.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate in-depth knowledge of different publishing sectors and production modes in local and global contexts;
  2. independently select and use accepted publishing principles and techniques for print and online publication, applying the practices, forms, materials, technologies and techniques studied;
  3. demonstrate advanced knowledge of the relations between publishing professionals, writers and readers, and the ethical and legal dimensions of publishing;
  4. identify, assess and apply methods of research, writing and presentation to analyse and evaluate publishing practices, in changing technological and cultural contexts; and
  5. initiate, design and lead independent and collaborative processes to realise publishing projects.