University of Technology Sydney

52696 Professional Pathways in Writing and Publishing

Requisite(s): 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): MAJ10051 Creative Writing Major OR 30 credit points of completed study in spk(s): MAJ09477 48cp Writing and Publishing Major OR 30 credit points of completed study in spk(s): MAJ09489 48cp Writing and Publishing Major
Anti-requisite(s): 54074 Writing Laboratory AND 58313 Writing Laboratory


This subject explores the job market in the publishing industry and the economies of creative writing. Critical insights are developed into contemporary issues in the global labour market in publishing, and students’ own future working lives. Opportunities are provided for students to develop an independent project with academic supervisors and industry partners, applying the knowledge and insights gained through their course to approach and address real-world problems. Students engage with current issues in writing and publishing such as creative and affective labour; innovative publishing models; digital vs traditional publishing; the book as commodity vs cultural artifact; alternate economies; entrepreneurship, and sustainable creative practice. Through structured activities, students also develop practical insights into their own transferable workplace skills.

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Autumn session, City campus

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