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Writing Magazine Features

  • Qualification:

    Undergraduate unit

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available

  • Duration:

    13 weeks

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Curtin University

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Course Unit
A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

What you'll learn

About this unit

This online Writing Magazine Features unit from Open Universities Australia and Curtin University will develop your practical writing skills with special attention to publication style and the ability to write for different markets.

At the completion of this unit you will be able to employ a variety of writing techniques and styles to write features for a range of publications and readerships.

Core learning outcomes also include the ability to research original ideas, and develop them for different readerships and markets.

You will also be able to present effective arguments to editors and publishers that will help get your work published. This unit will also equip you with interviewing skills and teach you how to deploy your interview material throughout features.

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In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:

  • Graduate Diploma in Professional Communication

Course pathways

This unit is not currently a requirement for any course. Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

Areas of study

In this Writing Magazine Features unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Magazines, culture and society
  • Power and influence
  • Turning an idea into a story
  • Interviewing techniques
  • Writing introductions
  • Public intellectualism and social networking
  • Developing your argument
  • Using interview material
  • Self-editing
  • Niche and grassroots magazines
  • Understanding the market
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Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

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Career outcomes

This unit provides knowledge for careers in print or online journalism, freelance feature writing, or as in-house features editor or writer. You will be able to apply magazine feature writing techniques, structures and styles to a range of different jobs. This unit will give you the communication and writing skills to be able to eloquently express your ideas.

Payment options & support

Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.


You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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