Monday, November 18, 2013

Book Publishing and Magazine Publishing At the Heart of Two-Semester Program

It is safe to say that any post-secondary program that has been around since 1974 is respected in its industry. When it comes to magazine and book publishing, that’s exactly the case for Centennial College’s two-semester Book and Magazine Publishing offering.

Here are the most essential details of this program.

  • Because this is a Graduate Certificate program, applicants to this programmust have completed a college diploma or university degree in any discipline.
  • Applicants with partial post-secondary education (minimum two years) and relevant work experience will be considered.
  • All applicants must attend a program admission session during which they complete an editing exercise, and submit a portfolio of writing and a resumé.
  • After applying at, students receive a letter with instructions on how to book their Program Admission Session.
  • This program has received several accolades for academic excellence and for the career success of its graduates.
  • The program is associated with Centennial College Press, a commercial publishing operation.
  • This Publishing program's focus is on preparing students for a range of positions that will see them become an integral part of the group that helps to shape the evolution of Canada's cultural and literary landscape.
  • An accelerated format ensures that all aspects of the field are included.
  • Students learn about e-book publishing.
  • Among specific topics covered in the program are: editing, content management and production process, elements of publishing design, magazine marketing, book marketing and sales, applications of publishing design and more.
  • Because hands-on practice is an essential part of many courses within this offering, students take part in publishing On the Danforth magazine twice a year.
  • The field placement is designed to increase industry knowledge and help students to develop professional relationships.
  • Among the companies that have hired grads of Book and Magazine Publishing are: Random House Canada, Toronto Life Magazine, Nelson Educational Publishings, Chatelaine Magazine, Harper Collins Canada, Outpost Magazine, McClelland & Stewart, McGraw-Hill Ryerson and Profit Magazine.
  • At Athbasca University in Alberta, qualified graduates may apply academic credit towards further study. That's because this institution is an educational partner of Centennial College.

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