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PUB4003

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCity (Melbourne) Second semester 2010 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Nick Walker

Synopsis

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.

Objectives

At the conclusion of this subject students should have acquired:

  1. an understanding of the stages and forms of production in publishing;
  2. an understanding of different roles in the production process (typesetting, format design, etc);
  3. an understanding of the transformations brought about by new technologies in different forms of publishing;
  4. an understanding of editorial management in the process of transformation of text into publication.

Assessment

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

Prohibitions

PUB5003