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Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (Editing and Communications)

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  • Objectives
    Students who successfully complete the postgraduate certificate 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.
  • Academic Title
    Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (Editing and Communications)
  • Course description
    * 50 points of subjects chosen from the list below.

    Subjects are 12.5 points each, unless indicated otherwise.


    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    106-473  Editorial English
    This subject focuses on the key communication skill of editing. It introduces students to the linguistic conventions of editorial English, the use and interpretation of copy-editing symbols, and the parameters of a variety of house styles. Students w...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    106-474  The Contemporary Publishing Industry
    This subject provides an overview of the major factors affecting the local and global production, marketing and distribution of books, magazines and electronic publications. It considers the impact of political, social and economic conditions, techno...     Semester 1     12.50

    106-475  Business and Professional Communications
    This subject is concerned with the elements of successful communication in business and professional contexts. It introduces students to key business communications skills, focusing on both written and oral communications. The subject explores pertin...     Semester 1     12.50

    106-471  Structural Editing
    This subject focuses on the structural editing of texts in a range of genres, including instructional, polemical, scholarly and narrative works. Students will learn how to analyse the reading practices characteristic of different genres, and will be ...     Semester 2     12.50

    106-476  Technical Writing and Editing
    This subject teaches the writing and editing skills needed in the technical writing profession. The emphasis is on preparing instructional materials (also known as user documentation), both for printed and online delivery. Students will learn how to ...     Semester 2     12.50

    106-477  Writing and Editing for Digital Media
    This subject focuses on the communication techniques required to publish effectively in the digital environment, in particular for professional websites in the public domain. It examines the communication techniques used for ‘old...     Semester 2     12.50

    106-518  Print Production and Design
    This subject introduces students to the aesthetics and practice of print production. It outlines the principles of page proportion, the visual characteristics of readable type and the interrelationship of images and text. The subject also surveys the...     Semester 1     12.50

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