Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.
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This subject is not offered in 2013.
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Admission to the Master of Publishing and Communications, Master of Creative Writing, Publishing and Communications
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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This subject combines analysis of an industry at the crossroads, struggling to make new technology an opportunity rather than a threat. We scrutinise the editorial and commercial aspects of the magazine publishing business, examining closely how a magazine gets from initial concept to newsstand, including launch proposal, project planning, scheduling, budgeting, distribution, copytracking and producing guidelines for writers, freelancers, copy editors and designers. We also study the commercial aspects of magazine publishing - advertising sales, promotion and marketing. On successful completion of this subject you will have a good understanding of how to edit and publish magazines. You will also have the privilege of witnessing magazines come to grips with the iPad, e-readers and the internet.
Students who complete this subject will understand:
Assessment is a mix of individual and group tasks. Comprising a 2000 word analysis of an existing title and the magazine market 20% (due early semester); an oral presentation and accompanying paper equivalent to 2000 words 20% (due mid-semester); draft pages of a launch proposal, with original text equivalent to 2000 words 20% (due mid-semester); and a magazine prototype plus analysis equivalent to 4000 words 40% (due in the examination period). Students are required to attend a minimum of 80% (or 10 out of 12) classes in order to qualify to have their written work assessed. Any student who fails to meet this hurdle without valid reason will not be eligible to pass the subject. All required written work must be submitted in order to pass the subject. Essays submitted after the due date without an extension will be penalised 2% per day. Essays submitted after two weeks of the assessment due date without a formally approved application for special consideration or an extension will only be marked on a pass/fail basis if accepted.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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This subject is only available to students enrolled in the Publishing and Communications program. Media and Communication MA students may enrol in this subject with the permission of the coordinator.
Master of Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing |
100 Point Master of Publishing and Communications |
150 Point Master of Publishing and Communications
200 Point Master of Publishing and Communications
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