The Professional Writing and Publishing stream is available in the Graduate Certificate in Arts course. It is designed for those seeking to improve writing for corporate communications and editing roles.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
Upon successful completion of the graduate certificate, you may transfer to the Professional Writing and Publishing Major of the Master of Arts.
How this course will make you industry ready
We provide on-campus, industry and community-based initiatives to enhance your postgraduate experience and skills development. Students undertake a major project under the supervision of an experienced member of staff. This project becomes an important portfolio piece for many students.
Students may also practise their skills on placement with industry, arts and community organisations in Australia and overseas, developing confidence and engagement with relevant networks. They also have an opportunity to engage with award-winning artists, writers and researchers on staff and through our on-campus residency programs.
What you'll learn
- understand the chosen discipline from the Arts, its theoretical underpinnings, ways of thinking and professional or creative approaches; understand and apply established knowledge, principles and key disciplinary concepts
- apply logical processes as well as rational or theoretical and methodological processes to analyse an issue or components of a subject through critical engagement
- determine what information is needed by accessing and evaluating the sources, authority and relevance of information; summarize information from a range of sources, and make valid judgements about the information
- communicate appropriately with colleagues, professional and creative contacts and the general public and develop communication skills or media practices to communicate specific ideas and requirements to different audiences in varying situations
- assess the application of existing technologies or the impact of emerging technologies on a selected discipline; develop the technology skills necessary for obtaining, assessing and representing relevant information; decide on appropriate applications and systems for professional and/or creative needs
- understand and apply a range of learning strategies; take responsibility for one's own learning and development; use disciplinary skills and knowledge to sustain intellectual curiosity in order to enhance learning strategies
- think globally and consider issues from a variety of perspectives
- acknowledge the interrelationship between local, national, and global perspectives and the impact of these on media and communication, show an understanding of a range of cultural knowledge, recognize individual human rights, and appreciate the importance of cultural diversity and the sensitivities
- apply appropriate professional skills in the creation of professional and/or creative works or understand the importance of appropriate theories and methods for undertaking social research that is ethical and principled; work independently and in teams; understand professional and scholarly behaviour and model ethical behaviour to colleagues