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C11071v3 Graduate Certificate in Editing and Publishing

Award(s): Graduate Certificate in Editing and Publishing (GradCertEditPubl)
UAC code: 940515(Autumn session, Spring session)
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 24
Course EFTSL: 0.5
Location: City campus

Notes

This course is not offered to international students.


Overview
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Articulation with UTS courses
Other information

Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Editing and Publishing is part of an articulated program designed to meet a range of needs for people who want to start a career in writing and for experienced writers wanting to further develop their theoretical knowledge and skills.

Graduates are able to develop and critically revise their own and others' work and are aware of the place of writing within contemporary cultural formation. They have general skills in creative writing in fiction or non-fiction and a critical knowledge of cultural and aesthetic debates. Students also develop specific industry-based skills in book editing and publishing.

Career options

Career options include editor, publisher and writer.

Course intended learning outcomes

This course engages with the following Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs), which are tailored to the Graduate Attributes set for all graduates of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences:

1.1 Write to a publishable standard across a range of genres, demonstrating an understanding of the appropriate use of different writing forms
1.2 Critically analyse their work and the work of others, acquiring professional editorial skills
2.1 Understand, reproduce and experiment with genre and form
2.2 Locate and critically evaluate a wide range of sources in literary practice
3.1 Seek to engage with other cultures through examining editing and publishing across a range of genres
4.1 Research and write responsibly about Indigenous peoples, if appropriate
5.1 Graduates are able to contribute to debates about editing and publishing and engage productively in writers' associations artistically, socially and/or politically
6.1 Convey complex ideas in writing clearly and effectively to specialist and non-specialist audiences, across a range of media formats
6.2 Explain the importance of drafting and rewriting in the editing and publishing process

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Applicants who have not completed a bachelor's, master's, graduate diploma or graduate certificate qualification in any field of study (or overseas equivalent) must provide:

  • a personal statement (approximately 500 words) explaining why they wish to study the course they are applying for
  • a curriculum vitae (CV), which should include details of paid and voluntary work or other experiences (eg special interest groups) that could be relevant to the course.

If applicants do not submit these documents, their application may not be considered.

The English proficiency requirement for local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

Course duration and attendance

The course is offered on a one-year, part-time basis.

Course structure

This course totals 24 credit points, consisting of two 8-credit-point core subjects and one 8-credit-point subject from a specified list.

Part-time students should undertake 8 or 16 credit points a session.

Course completion requirements

CBK90260 Writing subjects 8cp
STM90813 Core subjects (Editing and Publishing) 16cp
Total 24cp

Course program

Typical course programs are shown below.

Autumn commencing, part time
Year 1
Autumn session
57046 Professional Editing   8cp
Spring session
57053 Book Publishing and Marketing   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
57031 Creative Non-fiction 8cp  
57041 Narrative Writing 8cp  
57145 Freelance Writing 8cp  
Spring commencing, part time
Year 1
Spring session
57053 Book Publishing and Marketing   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
57031 Creative Non-fiction 8cp  
57041 Narrative Writing 8cp  
57145 Freelance Writing 8cp  
Year 2
Autumn session
57046 Professional Editing   8cp

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Editing and Publishing, the Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing (C06041), and the Master of Arts in Creative Writing (C04109). Students who successfully complete this course and who are admitted to the graduate diploma or master's course are eligible for credit recognition for completed subjects. To be eligible to articulate into the Master of Arts in Creative Writing (C04109), students must complete at least two postgraduate writing subjects with a distinction grade or higher.

Other information

Further information is available from the UTS Student Centre on:

telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
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