Book Publishing or Magazine Publishing In One Program

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When a program has been churning out book publishing and magazine publishing experts since 1974, its popularity should come as no surprise. Add that to the fact that the offering holds several accolades for academic excellence and for the career success of its graduates and is associated with Centennial College Press, a commercial publishing operation, and you have Centennial College's Book and Magazine Publishing program. Geared towards mature students, this program prepares professionals for both the book publishing and magazine publishing industries. In fact, past grads have been hired by reputable companies such as: Random House Canada, Toronto Life Magazine, Nelson Educational Publishings, Chatelaine Magazine, Harper Collins Canada, Outpost Magazine, McClelland & Stewart, McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Profit Magazine.

In just one semester, students of this program gain know-how in all facets of the publishing process, including e-books. This is achieved through an accelerated format that focuses strictly on topics students will need to cover in order to enter the field. Among theses book publishing and magazine publishing courses and topics are: Introduction to Publishing (broad overview of book and magazine publishing to acquaint students with these two cultural industries with material covered in a variety of classroom settings, including: lectures, class discussions, group work, guest speakers, and individual assignments); Editing (introductory course that teaches the rudiments of copyediting by explaining what copyediting is, where it fits in the publishing process, the qualities of a good copy editor, and the application of fundamental copyediting skills); Elements of Publishing Design (introduces graphic design in the context of the book and magazine publishing industry and will enable the student to learn to apply the fundamental principles of graphic design to a variety of press-printed products including those of the print-publishing industry); and more.

In addition to the range of book publishing and magazine publishing courses, students obtain hands-on experience in a variety of ways. First and foremost, they partake in publishing On the Danforth, a twice-a-year magazine. In addition, Centennial College students round out in-school lessons with an industry field placement at a book publishing or magazine publishing company in Toronto, where they acquire critical working experience, industry knowledge and professional relationships as they initiate their new career.

Applicants who wish to study book publishing and magazine publishing at Centennial College must submit an official transcript demonstrating proof of successful completion of a post-secondary diploma or degree program. Centennial College will also consider applicants presenting a combination of partial post-secondary education and relevant work experience. Also, they must attend a program admission session that includes editing exercises, presentation of a portfolio of writing and a resume. Please note that a minimum C grade is required in all courses for graduation.

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In this article, Klaudia informs readers about the benefits of learning both book publishing program in Canada and magazine publishing in one offering.

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