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PUB8001 Magazine Publishing Project

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Creative Arts
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 30 September 2023


Pre-requisite: PUB5004


Previous courses in the Editing and Publishing program covered the skills and knowledge required for modern publishing professionals. In this course, students will apply those skills and knowledge and work on producing a book or a student magazine (with Creative Writing and Literature Studies students). Students will act as either editor, copyeditor, proof-reader, production manager, book/magazine promoter or publisher. In taking a full-length manuscript from draft to publication, the course puts into practice skills and knowledge acquired earlier in the program, Learning and practising skills in isolation cannot be compared to working in a team on the management of a major publishing project. This course integrates the practical details of assessment, editing, production and marketing in a real life project under supervision, providing a realistic introduction to industry practice and requirements.

This course is the culmination of previous courses, especially PUB5005, in which students gained knowledge and skills in editing and publishing tasks and processes. This course aims to provide an opportunity for the student to put into practise skills and knowledge acquired earlier in the program by working on a project to publish a book or magazine. The course enables students to demonstrate the necessary competencies to manage a publishing project through the acquisition, editorial, design, production and marketing phases.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2023 Online
Semester 3, 2023 Online
Date printed 30 September 2023