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Study Professional Writing and Publishing at Curtin
MDDU-PRWPS

Professional Writing and Publishing

Undergraduate double degree major

Research, write, edit and publish a range of material, preparing for a career in professional communications.

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  • Qualification
    Professional Writing and Publishing Double Degree Major (BSc/BA)
  • Credit
    350
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This course belongs to multiple degrees. Select the single degree or double degree below to see the application deadlines.

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Why study Professional Writing and Publishing at Curtin?

Transferable skills

Humanities courses teach transferable skills for international careers. 

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Work experience

This course has opportunities to undertake a professional placement with an industry employer.

Outline

Outline

Employers across all sectors need people who can research, write, edit and publish a range of material.

In this double degree major you will develop your skills and knowledge in many genres and styles of writing, while you explore your own creativity.

You’ll learn to produce and edit feature articles, speeches, reports, discussion papers, website content, creative nonfiction, media releases and other forms of content. You’ll learn about copyright, censorship, plagiarism and the ethics of writing in the public domain.

In your final semester of study, you’ll have the opportunity to undertake a professional placement with an industry employer.

Career information

Careers

  • Copywriter
  • Editor
  • Publisher
  • Media / communications advisor
  • Writer
  • Blogger

Industries

  • Media
  • Corporate communications
  • Publishing
  • Local government and public service

What you'll learn

  • identify, explain and apply the key disciplinary concepts and principles in professional writing and publishing
  • integrate theory and creative practice in the production and analysis of professional writing texts; conceive, develop and evaluate innovative modes of professional communication
  • access and evaluate the sources, authority and relevance of information, and synthesise key facts, themes and ideas in professional writing and publishing
  • effectively communicate ideas to a range of audiences, across a variety of media, genres, and purposes
  • use and evaluate a range of appropriate technologies to access resources, communicate effectively, and develop writing and research skills
  • use and reflect on disciplinary skills and knowledge to develop autonomous learning, and apply these insights to writing in a range of different professional contexts
  • acknowledge the interrelationship between local, national and global perspectives and the impact of this on professional writing and publishing
  • recognise and value the diversity of cultural knowledge and practices, taking care to represent these, where appropriate, in an ethical and professional manner
  • work independently and/or collaboratively to produce innovative, creative and ethical professional writing that is appropriate to a variety of professional and cultural contexts
Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees & charges

Please view the Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts degree for indicative fees.

How to apply

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