Concept Development and Copywriting

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Swinburne University of Technology
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.

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About this unit

This online unit on Concept Development and Copywriting is offered by Open Universities Australia and Swinburne University, and aims to give students a foundation of creative skills that will be highly useful to those looking to develop a career in marketing or advertising.

Throughout the unit, emphasis is placed upon the importance of excellent written communication skills, and students will be trained to tailor their written voice to reach various target audiences and achieve different marketing goals. The unit also encourages individuals to consider how writing should be adapted to different online platforms, and will be encouraged to come up with innovative ideas for new media.

Successful students will develop an understanding of advertising concepts, and the role that creative processes can play in formulating advertising campaigns across media. Critical analysis of campaigns will also feature in this unit.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the criteria to be eligible to enter this program:

  • Not have completed Concept Development and Copywriting, as it is considered an academic equivalent

AND

  • It is recommended that students complete Principles of Advertising prior to taking this unit

Areas of study

In this advertising unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Creativity in advertising
  • Concept development
  • Tailoring concepts to different media
  • Production and design choices
  • How grammar, style and punctuation affect advertising impact
  • Broadcast writing
  • Writing for online audiences
  • Editing and revising copy
  • Writing and culture, ethics, and the law

Course pathways

This unit is a requirement in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Business, Swinburne University

This unit is an approved elective in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Internet Communications), Curtin University

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.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This online unit gives students the opportunity to develop a range of skills that are likely to be beneficial to their career development, particularly if you intend to pursue a career in advertising.

The unit will also be advantageous in other lines of work as creative thinking is beneficial to problem solving across a wide range of careers, and copywriting skills are easily transferable to more general communications careers. By completing this unit you will learn to apply theories of persuasion and communication when writing advertising copy, while constantly building on and adapting your existing basic writing skills.

You will also hone your understanding of the different requirements for advertising through various media platforms, and be able to show innovative thinking in this emerging field.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Concept Development and Copywriting from Swinburne University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

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

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

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. 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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