About this course
- Entry and participation requirements
- Attributes, outcomes and skills
- Course structure
- Further study
Currently enrolled students:
- Further information: http://arts.unimelb.edu.au/graduate-studies/programs
- Contact: 'make an enquiry' on http://graduate.arts.unimelb.edu.au/degrees/27-graduate-certificate-in-arts-advanced
Dr Alexandra Dane and Dr Sybil Nolan
Dr Alexandra Dane
|Award title||Graduate Certificate in Publishing and Communications (Advanced)|
|Year & campus||2021 — Parkville|
|Fees information||Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date|
|Study level & type||Graduate Coursework|
|Credit points||50 credit points|
|Duration||6 months full-time or 12 months part-time|
The Graduate Certificate in Publishing and Communications (Advanced) provides an introduction to the dynamic field of publishing and communications. It also acts as an entry point to an articulated structure of higher degree study, and may qualify graduates for entry to the Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) or masters-level programs in this area.
1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
- an undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline with a weighted average mark of at least H2B (70%) in appropriate subjects or equivalent.
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
- prior academic performance; and
- relevance of previous studies.
3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
4. Applicants are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements for graduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 7.0 is required.
Inherent requirements (core participation requirements)
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005) and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF127). For the purposes of considering requests for reasonable adjustments, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the overview, attributes, outcomes and skills of this entry. Further details about how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
Intended learning outcomes
Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate in Publishing and Communications (Advanced) should have:
- an introductory knowledge of editorial principles and methods across a range of genres and media;
- a practical knowledge of electronic editing and publishing for digital media; and
- skills in research, writing and thinking critically about processes of change in the publishing and communications industries.
On completion of this course, students should have acquired skills in:
- leadership and effective communication;
- project management;
- innovative problem solving;
- team work and liaison in professional contexts; and
- research, writing and communication.
Graduates of the Graduate Certificate (Advanced) in Publishing and Communication will have acquired the following attributes:
- They will be critical, creative thinkers with an in-depth understanding of publishing practices across a range of media, and the ability to apply their knowledge and skills in a broad range of professional contexts.
- They will be active ethical citizens with an engaged awareness of issues such as human rights, social inclusion, ethics and the environment, and the relationship between publishing, citizenship and the public sphere.
Integrity and self-awareness
- They will be self-critical, self-motivated industry practitioners with the capacity to work independently and in groups, and ability to demonstrate high levels of knowledge, adaptability and self-awareness, in a broad range of professional contexts.
Duration: 6 months full-time / 1 year part-time
Program Requirements -
- elective subjects (50 points)
Total 50 points
External Subject Rule
Student may undertake an external subject (not listed within the program structure) with the permission of the program and subject coordinator. All external subject requests must be for the elective subject requirement, not as a compulsory, core or capstone subject. The maximum external subjects allowed are as follows:
- 200 point program undertaken at University of Melbourne (2 years): maximum 25 points.
- 150 point program undertaken at University of Melbourne (1.5 years): maximum 12.5 points.
- 100* point program undertaken at University of Melbourne (1 year): 12.5 points
- 50*^ point program undertaken at University of Melbourne (0.5 years): 0 points.
* GC-ARTS, GD-ARTS, GCA-ARTS and GDA-ARTS students are not normally granted permission to undertake external subjects towards their degree.
^ Exception: Students admitted to 50 point programs may apply to take LING90002, Presenting Academic Discourse, as an external subject.
Please note that advanced standing contributes to a student’s remaining points undertaken at University of Melbourne, and may affect how many points the student can undertake outside the enrolled program.
|Code||Name||Study period||Credit Points|
|PUBL90003||The Contemporary Publishing Industry||
|PUBL90004||Business and Professional Communications||
|PUBL90005||Technical Writing and Editing||
|PUBL90006||Writing and Editing for Digital Media||
|PUBL90010||Print Production and Design||
Students who complete this program may be elgible for entry into the following programs, with 50 points of credit/advance standing:
- Graduate Diploma in Publishing and Communications (Advanced)
- Master of Publishing and Communications
Last updated: 11 February 2021