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Graduate Certificate in Publishing: Book, Magazine and Electronic

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The Publishing - Book, Magazine and Electronic program is one of the most prestigious programs of its kind in Canada. Through hands-on education, it prepares you for employment in a wide variety of areas in the publishing industry.

Established in 1974, this unique and award-winning publishing graduate certificate program has earned several accolades for academic excellence and for the career success of its graduates.

In this School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design program, you learn to:

  • Be an integral part of the team that helps to shape the evolution of Canada's cultural and literary landscape.
  • Publish e-books.
  • Help build the careers of the next generation of writers in the publishing industry.
  • Take part in publishing the bi-yearly On the Danforth magazine.

Your experience in the Publishing program is rounded out by an industry field placement at a book or magazine publisher in Toronto. During this time, you acquire critical working experience, industry knowledge and professional relationships as you initiate your new career.

A career in book, magazine or online publishing promises a world of innovation, stories and culture that integrates your creative, marketing and business skills.

Please note: This program requires you to have and use a mobile computing device (i.e. laptop, tablet) that meets or exceeds the recommended hardware requirements. For more information, please visit Mobile Learning Programs.

Program Highlights

  • The two-semester accelerated format covers all facets of the publishing process, including e-books and online magazines.
  • You complete a six-week field placement in the industry.
  • The graduate certificate that is earned reflects a high standard of learning.

Companies Offering Jobs

Companies that have hired program graduates include: Penguin, Random House Canada, Pearson Education, Toronto Life, Nelson Educational Publishing, Chatelaine, Canadian Living, Style at Home, Hockey News, Cycle magazine, Harper-Collins Canada, ECW, House of Anansi, Firefly Books, Outpost Magazine, Cottage Life, McClelland & Stewart, McGraw-Hill Ryerson and Profit.

Career Outlook

  • Editorial assistant
  • Marketing coordinator
  • Social media assistant
  • Web editor
  • Web developer
  • Sales coordinator
  • Publicist
  • Copy editor
  • Design and layout artist
  • Fact checker
  • Digital marketer
  • Advertising sales representative

Areas of Employment

  • Trade and educational book publishing
  • Consumer and business-to-business magazines
  • Online publications

Visit the Graduate Certificate in Publishing: Book, Magazine and Electronic page on the Centennial College website for more details!





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