Courses

Bachelor of Writing and Publishing

Join Australia’s only undergraduate degree in writing and publishing - if you’re aiming for a career in the creative industries, or simply love to write and want to publish your work, NMIT’s Bachelor of Writing and Publishing is for you. This unique course is Australia’s only undergraduate degree dedicated solely and equally to writing and publishing.

Develop your existing writing abilities and launch your creative products as you gain skills and knowledge in:

  • advanced fiction and non-fiction writing
  • book and magazine production
  • digital and print production
  • project management
  • advanced editing and proofreading
  • understanding the publishing industry
  • critical analysis of texts.

Let creativity be your career

Write for a living with NMIT’s Bachelor of Writing and Publishing. You’ll develop a range of professional skills and be in demand in professional writing, editing, design, and print or web-based publishing.

Be on top of the shift with NMIT

With NMIT’s dual focus on publishing and writing, you’ll master essential skills in the new digital technologies and be able to work with both e-books and p-books.

Be part of NMIT’s community of creative degrees students and lecturers at our beautiful Fairfield campus that buzzes with creativity.

Learn with our staff of experienced, supportive lecturers, who are leading industry writers and publishers, and benefit from their networks.

Students who have successfully completed the first two years of the bachelor degree may choose to exit with the Associate Degree of Writing and Publishing qualification.

Upcoming information sessions

Register online or contact the department:

Thursday 14 August 2014
3pm-7pm
Space Gallery
Building B
Fairfield campus




mel-poly-handoff

Creativity has no boundaries - find out more about Melbourne Polytechnic.

Related Downloads

Related Information

National Code

HEFEWAP

VTAC Code

Fairfield 6900368182

Campuses

FAIRFIELD

Department

CREATIVE ARTS

03 9269 1973

Duration

Full-time: 3 years

Part-time: 6 years

Modes of Delivery

Classroom

Fees

Find out more on fees and charges

Entrance Requirements

Current Year 12 students: VCE students (or equivalent) require a study score of at least 25 in any Unit 3 and 4 English subject (or equivalent). Non Year 12 students: Satisfactory completion of the Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing or relevant diploma or degree, or evidence of ongoing writing practice, or relevant industry experience that demonstrates capacity to undertake work at degree level. Normally, relevant industry experience is defined as engagement in the industry as a writer, editor, production assistant, desktop publisher or similar. Applicants are required to present a folio and may be required to attend an interview. The folio can include examples of creative, academic or business writing but must be the applicant's original work.

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods for both the Associate Degree and Bachelor degree are broad, and include: essays, interviews, presentations, reports, writing folios, assignments, journals, work-shopping, writing and publishing projects.

Materials

Lists of materials required and book lists are provided at the start of the course, although students are required to purchase very few texts.

Career Pathways

Graduates may find employment as a:
  • writer  
  • structural editor, copy editor or proofreader 
  • publishing assistant
  • media liaison officer
  • industry or community based consultant
  • researcher

Enrolment Intake

  • February

National Code

HEFEWAP

CRICOS Code

062540C

Campuses

FAIRFIELD

Duration

Full-time: 3 years

Modes of Delivery

Classroom

Entrance Requirements

Academic: Australian Year 12 equivalency or higher. English Language: Academic IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.5 in Writing and no band below 6.0, or recognised equivalency, a folio* and interview. Specific: Applicants must attend an interview and present a folio*, carried out in person, with web-teleconferencing possible for applicants overseas or interstate. Email bwp@nmit.edu.au *Folio should be up to five A4-size pages and must include varied examples (such as short pieces, extracts from long pieces, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, performance pieces, business writing, academic writing and so on).

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods for both the Associate Degree and Bachelor degree are broad, and include: essays, interviews, presentations, reports, writing folios, assignments, journals, work-shopping, writing and publishing projects.

Materials

$300 materials levy to be paid during the course.

Fees

Want all the information on fees and charges?
Courses fees

Career Pathways

Graduates may find employment as a:
  • writer  
  • structural editor, copy editor or proofreader 
  • publishing assistant
  • media liaison officer
  • industry or community based consultant
  • researcher

Enrolment Period

  • February

Units Of Study

Credit points are a basic measure of student workload. All subjects are given a credit point value. Most subjects at NMIT are 12 credit points. A normal full-time annual workload is 96 credit points. The academic year is divided into two main semesters; full-time students usually enrol in 48 credit points each semester, part time students usually enrol in 24 credit points each semester or less.

Code Subjects
BWP111 Writing short fiction
BWP112 Journalism and media
BWP113 Writing for performance
BWP114 Publishing i
BWP121 Novel writing
BWP122 Writing for illustrated text
BWP123 Multi and new media
BWP124 Publishing ii
BWP211 Commercial writing
BWP212 Writing life, self and the other
BWP213 Editorial english
BWP214 Pre press publishing i
BWP221 Creative project i
BWP222 The writers life
BWP223 Editing practice
BWP224 Pre press publishing ii
BWP311 Creative project ii
BWP312 Writing for further study
BWP313 Web and digital publishing
BWP314 Magazine i
BWP321 Creative project iii
BWP322 Tender and pitch
BWP323 Yarra bend press and industry engagement
BWP324 Magazine ii

Comments