|Semester 2, 2021 Online|
|Short Description:||Magazine Publishing Project|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Creative Arts|
|Student contribution band :||2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1|
|ASCED code :||100799 - Communication and Media Studie|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||14 April 2021|
Examiner: Dallas Baker
Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.
Previous courses in the Editing and Publishing program covered the skills and knowledge required for modern publishing professionals. In this course, students will apply those skills and knowledge and work on producing a book or a student magazine (with Creative Writing and Literature Studies students). Students will act as either editor, copyeditor, proof-reader, production manager, book/magazine promoter or publisher. In taking a full-length manuscript from draft to publication, the course puts into practice skills and knowledge acquired earlier in the program, Learning and practising skills in isolation cannot be compared to working in a team on the management of a major publishing project. This course integrates the practical details of assessment, editing, production and marketing in a real life project under supervision, providing a realistic introduction to industry practice and requirements.
This course is the culmination of previous courses, especially PUB5005, in which students gained knowledge and skills in editing and publishing tasks and processes. This course aims to provide an opportunity for the student to put into practise skills and knowledge acquired earlier in the program by working on a project to publish a book or magazine. The course enables students to demonstrate the necessary competencies to manage a publishing project through the acquisition, editorial, design, production and marketing phases.
On successful completion of this course students should be able to:
- effectively act as a team member or team leader on publishing projects;
- perform publishing project planning and implementation to industry standards, such as evaluating a manuscript as well as developing, producing and marketing a book or magazine;
- consider relevant issues in terms of style, structure, format and design of an e-publication critically reflect on their participation in an editing and publishing project;
- use effective written communication in an editing and publishing context.
|1.||Forming, storming and norming: group work and project planning in publishing||15.00|
|2.||Publishing project scoping, evaluation and planning||15.00|
|3.||Style, structure, formatting and design||15.00|
|4.||Developing a marketing strategy||15.00|
|5.||Production phase A - compiling and delivering all textual and visual material||20.00|
|6.||Production phase B - eBook production, publication, marketing and project monitoring||20.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2021&sem=02&subject1=PUB8001)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)
Student workload expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|GROUP WORK QUIZ||100||20||25 Aug 2021|
|CONTRIBUTION TO PROJECT WORK||100||50||22 Oct 2021||(see note 1)|
|PROJECT PORTFOLIO||100||30||22 Oct 2021|
- Students must participate throughout the semester, using online tools. Students are expected to attend occasional, live online tutorials. Participation will be graded in terms of level of engagement, argument and depth of understanding of issues.
Important assessment information
Students must attend and complete the requirements of the Workplace Health and Safety training program for this course where required.
External and Online:
There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students’ responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
It is the students’ responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks.
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.
There is no examination for this course.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
There is no examination in this course, there will be no deferred or supplementary examinations.
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.
Students can expect that questions in assessment items in this course may draw upon knowledge and skills that they can reasonably be expected to have acquired before enrolling in the course. This includes knowledge contained in pre-requisite courses and appropriate communication, information literacy, analytical, critical thinking, problem solving or numeracy skills. Students who do not possess such knowledge and skills should not expect to achieve the same grades as those students who do possess them.
Presentation of work to a professional standard is essential in this course. Students must demonstrate a high degree of care and professionalism in planning and execution.