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Master of Writing, Editing and Publishing (MWEP)
Gain the writing, editing, publishing, design and research skills to build a rewarding career in print or online.
In a world of rapid change, there has never been a greater demand for the mastery of the written word. The digitisation of the modern economy has created a raft of new job titles, all of which require expertise in writing and editing – in addition to the jobs that already drive Australia’s dynamic creative industries.
The Master of Writing, Editing and Publishing covers all stages of the writing and publishing process, and the skills needed to meet growing demands. During this one year full-time (or part-time equivalent) program, you'll develop practical knowledge and experience in writing and editing across genres including creative writing, corporate and technical documents, academic research in the creative arts, advertising, marketing and more.
Your lecturers will include award-winning authors and arts industry professionals, as well as an array of guest lecturers with expertise in all aspects of professional writing and publishing. Together, they'll provide you with up-to-date insights and industry knowledge across traditional and new media.
You’ll learn about the continually evolving landscapes of the Australian and international publishing industries, and have the opportunity to intern at arts organisations, such as the highly respected University of Queensland Press, literary journals, educational publishers and trade publishers, including UQ’s own Corella Press, which specialises in rediscovering nineteenth century crime and mystery writers.
- Learn from award-winning authors and arts industry professionals.
- Develop practical knowledge and experience in writing and editing across a range of genres.
- Intern at highly respected journals and publishing houses.
- Become qualified to meet the growing demand for mastery of the written word.
Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.
- Feb Deadline: Nov
Application Processing Time in Days: 28
Minimum English Language Requirements
|English Level Description||IELTS (1.0 -9.0)||TOEFL IBT (0-120)||TOEFL CBT (0-300)||PTE (10-90)|
|Extremely Limited||< 4||< 31||< 93||< 30|
Job Opportunity Potential
Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:
- Editorial writer
- Content writer
- Book editor
- Digital editor
- Digital content writer
- Publishing executive
- Online publisher
2 years of Post-Study Work (PSW) rights to international students post completion of their respective Postgraduate.
Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria
Approved degree in the same discipline with a GPA of 4.5; or
GCArts or GDipArts in a relevant field with a GPA of 4.5; or
GCWEP with a GPA or 4.5; or
Approved degree in any discipline with a GPA of 4.5 plus two years relevant professional experience (either paid or voluntary), with documented evidence (such as references).
Same discipline is defined as a degree in:
- English literature
- art history
- other relevant fields from the humanities and social sciences.
To satisfy the requirement for "same discipline" a minimum amount of content in that discipline is required ¿ this would be at least a major, field of study, or approximately 30% of program content including a mix of introductory and advanced courses.
Applicants are required to submit a portfolio with their application for enrolment and demonstrate an appropriate standard to the satisfaction of the program director. The portfolio should include approximately 10 word processed pages of writing (e.g. assignments submitted in previous courses, workplace documents, creative writing manuscripts).
- Course Code: 093732E
- Course Type: Full Time
- Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
- Duration: 01 Year 06 Month
Total Tuition Fee:
Annual Cost of Living: 24505 AUD
Application Fee: 100 AUD
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