Employers across all sectors need people who can research, write, edit and publish a range of material.
In this major you will develop your skills and knowledge in many genres and styles of writing and publishing practices, while exploring your 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 for the workplace. You’ll also learn about copyright, censorship, plagiarism and the ethics of writing in the public domain.
In your final semester, you may have the opportunity to undertake a professional placement with an industry employer.
Professional writing and publishing is offered as part of the Bachelor of Arts. You can enhance your studies with a second major or choose from a range of elective units that support your career goals.
How this course will make you industry ready
- The skills and knowledge you'll gain are relevant to a range of professional communication roles and employment fields.
- This course has industry-focused learning outcomes, and you'll have the opportunity for professional work placement with an industry employer.
What jobs can the Professional Writing and Publishing Major (BA) lead to?
- Media / communications advisor
- Corporate communications
- 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 purpose
- 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