MJRU-PRWRP v.1 Professional Writing and Publishing Major (BA)
This major/stream is part of a larger course. Information is specific to the major/stream, please refer to the course for more information.
This major prepares students for writing careers in the private, public and creative sectors through the study and practice of a range of different writing forms, including feature articles, speeches, reports, discussion papers, travel writing, history, humour, writing for the Internet, promotional writing, creative non-fiction, and media releases. Students studying Professional Writing and Publishing as their primary major will study their first year with the STRU-BAMCC Media, Culture and Creative Arts First Year Stream.
Major Overview Note
Students choosing this major within the Bachelor of Arts degree will also choose another major or an elective stream. Choosing a second major allows students to study in an additional discipline area. Choosing an elective stream allows students to undertake further study in the discipline of their first major or choose from a variety of units from around the University.
Major/Stream Entry and Completion Details
Students should complete Introduction to Writing (PWRP1000) and Writing, Rhetoric and Persuasion (PWRP1003) before commencing any Level 2 units. Students are also required to have an IELTS score of 6.5, with a 7.5 score in the written section.
Major/Stream Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. identify, explain and apply the key disciplinary concepts and principles in professional writing and publishing
2. integrate theory and creative practice in the production and analysis of professional writing texts; conceive, develop and evaluate innovative modes of professional communication
3. access and evaluate the sources, authority and relevance of information, and synthesise key facts, themes and ideas in professional writing and publishing
4. effectively communicate ideas to a range of audiences, across a variety of media, genres, and purpose
5. use and evaluate a range of appropriate technologies to access resources, communicate effectively, and develop writing and research skills
6. 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
7. acknowledge the interrelationship between local, national and global perspectives and the impact of this on professional writing and publishing
8. recognise and value the diversity of cultural knowledge and practices, taking care to represent these, where appropriate, in an ethical and professional manner
9. work independently and/or collaboratively to produce innovative, creative and ethical professional writing that is appropriate to a variety of professional and cultural contexts
Duration and availability
This major is available to international students studying in Australia on a study visa.
|Year 2 Semester 1|
|PWRP2007||v.1||Writing the Zeitgeist||3.0||25.0|
|PWRP2001||v.1||Writing, Editing and Publishing||3.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 2|
|PWRP2000||v.2||Tricks of Truth and Authenticity||3.0||25.0|
|PWRP2006||v.1||Writing Magazine Features||3.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 1|
|PWRP3010||v.1||Writing Creative Non-Fiction||3.0||25.0|
|PWRP3000||v.1||Writing and Research for Professional Contexts||3.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 2|
|PWRP3002||v.1||Professional Writing Placement||3.0||25.0|
|PWRP3012||v.1||Portfolio Development for Writers||3.0||25.0|
|PWRP3003||v.1||Advanced Editing and Publishing||3.0||25.0|
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