Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Editing and Communications)

Course 095-EC (2008)

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Year and Campus: 2008
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate


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Course Overview: The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Editing and Communications) is designed to combine instruction and practical experience in editing and publishing with analysis of publishing in its cultural, technological and commercial contexts. The course is suitable for graduates seeking careers in publishing and communications, and for people currently working in these fields who wish to consolidate their skills and broaden their industry knowledge.

Course coordinator:
Ms Jenny Lee
School of Culture and Communication


Students who successfully complete the postgraduate diploma should have:

  • a strong grounding in editorial principles and methods across a range of media and genres;
  • a practical grasp of the use of computers in editing and publishing for print and digital media;
  • an analytical overview of the organisation and operation of the publishing industries in Australia and the Asia Pacific region;
  • high-level oral and written communication skills for business and professional contexts; and
  • developed skills in researching. writing and thinking critically about processes of change in the publishing and communications industries.
Course Structure & Available Subjects:
  • two compulsory subjects
  • a minimum of four optional subjects
  • a maximum of two additional subjects

Total 100 points - subjects are 12.5 points each, unless indicated otherwise.

Subject Options: Compulsory subjects
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 2
Semester 1, Semester 2
Optional subjects
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Additional subjects
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Entry Requirements:

The minimum entry requirement is:

  • an undergraduate degree with at least H2B (70%) in a relevant discipline, or equivalent.
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Graduate Attributes: None
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