Media and Publishing

Courses

DIPLOMA IN PUBLISHING AND JOURNALISM

Distance learning studies in writing, publishing, media studies and journalism.

  • Develop your skills to become a professional writer.
  • Gain understanding with Core Modules in areas including Freelance Writing, Editing, Technical Writing, and Project Management.
  • Specialise with a choice of Elective Modules including Ethics, e-Commerce, Dramatic Writing, and HTML.

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EDITING I BWR106

Become an Editor or Proof Reader.

A good editor is always in demand; with the internet, today’s editors can often work from anywhere in the world. Editors work for publications both in house, and as contractors or freelancers.

In this course, you'll learn about different styles of editing, how to mark up manuscripts, the importance of layout, and more.

Our tutors are professional writers and editors. Our principal John Mason has worked as editor for four print media magazines, and has over 40 published books - experienced in working with some of the worlds leading publishers ranging from Simon and Schuster to government publishers. 

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EDITING II BWR302



This course is designed for writers, editors (who want to freshen up their skills), proof readers or desktop publishers.

It assumes a basic understanding of editing (either having done a foundation course such as Editing I, or having worked in industry) and builds on that foundation to develop a greater understanding of the editing processes.

Through this course you can improve your capacity to edit an broad range of publishing material including both print and electronic media, text and graphics, commercial and non commercial material.

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EDITING III – EDITING FOR SPECIALISTS AND PROFESSIONALS

Editing for Specialists and Professionals  - Are you an editor? Do you have speciality or niche knowledge in a specific area?

This course focusses on aspects such as - 

  • Language use and introducing higher order language and grammatical concepts.
  • Referencing, notations, notes, the Oxford comma.
  • Working with multiple authors.
  • Media and project types - online work, commercial work, academic texts etc.

 

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EDITING PRACTICE BWR 305

Dreaming of a career in editing or publishing?

Don't know where to start?

This course will provide you with practical experience producing an online publication under the guidance of experienced tutors. 

Gain the "know-how" you need to get started. 

Through this experience you will:
- develop your ability to edit both text and illustrations for articles
- learn how to prepare layout for articles
- learn to edit according to specification
- gain experience that you can use to build your C.V. to demonstrate experience in publishing 
- create a body of work to shows your experience in copy editing for online publications

 

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GRAPHIC DESIGN

Make content stand out from the crowd!

Learn about graphic design and how to put the theories you'll learn in this Graphic Design course into practice.

Learn how to make great choices when it comes to your selection of fonts, images, colours and layout, and how to ensure that your design meets the purpose of the design brief you're working from. This is all covered within this exciting course.

 

This course is great for those wanting to add a valuable skill to their current skill set, and for those wanting to make a start in this creative and varied field. 

Study this 100 hour course from home, and work at your own pace.

 

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PUBLISHING I BWR107

Publishing has Changed

For some that has meant loss of job opportunities

BUT for others it means NEW and EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES

Now is a perfect time to prepare for a career in publishing

Study, get a foundation, keep an open mind and sieze on opportunities. Print media is changing but not disappearing. Electronic media is still establishing itself. Structures and ways of earning a living in publishing are very fluid, but opportunities abound for anyone with creativity, imagination, technical skill and a strong ability to communicate.

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PUBLISHING II - BWR202



Want to Work in Publishing? 

Develop your knowledge of the nature and scope of the publishing industry; and both opportunities and limitations applicable to your own situation relevant to that industry.

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PUBLISHING III (BECOMING A PUBLISHER)BWR303



Distance Education Course -Start a Publishing Business

Want to Start Your own Publishing Business?

Want to Advance the Career You Have Already Started in Publishing?

  • Plan and manage a publishing business.
  • Start a new publishing business or self publish a book, web site, or something else

Whilst it can be taken alone, this course is ideally studied as a follow on from Publishing I and II.

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Qualification -ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN APPLIED MANAGEMENT (PUBLISHING AND JOURNALISM) VBS001

Lay the foundation for a career in management or small business, as a writer or publisher.

Study four core units (ie. Management, Office Practices, Business Operations and Marketing Foundations); three stream units covering publishing and writing and a workplace project on the publishing industry.  Professional writing skills are nurtured and developed throughout the course. Writers are both employed (eg. by publishers and advertizing companies), and work freelance. The publishing industry is much more than just writing. It employs editors, graphics technicians, photographers, artists, salesmen, clerks and managers. Learn about the whole industry; and lay a foundation to develop more specialised skills.

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Qualification -CERTIFICATE IN WEB SITE DEVELOPMENT VIT002



Web Site Development has become a huge industry; and there is high demand for developers who can bring results. I.T. Staff at ACS are world leaders in web site development, rest assured you will be trained by experts.This certificate teaches the most in demand web development tools like HTML, ASP.net, Visual Studio.net, Flash, Ecommerce and Digital photography.
Career Opportunities
Web developer, Web specialist, Web programmer

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Qualification -DIPLOMA IN PUBLISHING & JOURNALISM VWR002

This course provides a very comprehensive, solid basis for a career in journalism, and is suitable for students considering careers in any aspect of journalism, including photo journalism and publishing.

Taking 2 years or more full time (also available p/t), you develop a wide variety of skills in the publishing industry at the same time as gradually building and improving your ability to write commercially viable material.

 


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