Publishing (Bachelor of Creative Arts)



Gain expertise, practical experience, and develop professional skills in the rapidly changing industry of publishing. The emphasis in this major is the achievement of professional standards in publishing. After undertaking introductory units on professional writing, publishing, and design, you will gain experience in editing, feature writing and writing for young people, and the process of digital publication.

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Key information

^ Offered to continuing students who commenced prior to 2025

Unit set code

MJ-A317004 (major)

Students undertaking the Publishing major sequence (MJ-A317004) cannot undertake the Professional Writing minor sequence (MN-A317012)

Career outcomes

  • Publishing
  • Editing
  • Education
  • Research
  • Copywriting and technical writing
  • Performing Arts

Explore units


To complete a Major sequence in Publishing complete the eight (8) units as specified below

  • Design Fundamentals
  • Dilemmas, Defamation, Deception and Disinformation
  • Feature Writing
  • Creative Nonfiction: Inquiry, Integrity, Vulnerability [replaces ALW204]
  • Designing Fictions [replaces ALW205]
  • Writing and Publishing for Young People
  • Writing Lives: Emerging Forms and Contemporary Practices [replaces ALW396]
  • AIX117 Professional Writing for Work [No longer available for enrolment]

    ALW204 Publishing Fundamentals [No longer available for enrolment, replacement unit ALW223]

    ALW205 The Role of the Editor [No longer available for enrolment, replacement unit ALW225]

    ALW396 Producing Digital Anthologies: From Concept to Publication [No longer available for enrolment, replacement unit ALW395]