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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCity (Melbourne) Second semester 2011 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Nick Walker


Previously coded PUB4003


The contribution of new technology and multi-media outcomes are explored.
An overview of the role of the various production processes and their management in publishing. Students are taken through the various stages of the physical production of various formats (books, magazines and newspapers) and their subsequent marketing and distribution. The contributions of new technology and multi-media outcomes are explored. Students enrolled at this 5th year level will demonstrate a greater mastery over project management issues adapted to given examples.


Students successfully completing this subject should have developed an understanding:

  1. of the practical principles of publishing;
  2. of the key publication production processes and to develop relevant skills;
  3. of how the various forms of publishing differ in production terms, e.g. journals, magazines, scholarly publications, electronic publications;
  4. of the contribution of new technology to the publishing industries and the principles inherent in their application.


Practical exercises (3000 words): 35%Review essay (5000 words): 50%Examination (1000 words): 15%

Chief examiner(s)

Nick Walker

Contact hours

One 2- hour seminar per week, excursions as arranged