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Monash University

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Literary Studies


Trischa Mann


Not offered in 2016


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;
  5. of project management principles adapted to given examples.


Within semester assessment: 85%
Exam: 15%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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