Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
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.
Graduates wishing to undertake professional work as editors and/or publishers
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.
- Professional editing
- Book publishing and marketing
Standard entry requirements
- UTS recognised bachelor degree, or 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 in any field of study (or overseas equivalent) must provide: a personal statement (approximately 500 words) explaining why they wish to study the course
- A CV, which should include details of paid and voluntary work or other experiences 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.
This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Screenwriting, the Graduate Certificate in Editing and Publishing, the Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing and the Master of Arts in Creative Writing. 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, students must complete at least two postgraduate writing subjects with a distinction grade or higher.
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