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Book and Magazine Publishing

Program Overview

The Book and Magazine Publishing program is one of the most prestigious programs in Canada. Through hands-on education, it will prepare you for a wide variety of positions.


In this program you will:

  • Be an integral part of the team that helps to shape the evolution of Canada's cultural and literary landscape

  • Publish e-books

  • Help to build the careers of the next generation of writers in the publishing industry

  • Complement your formal learning with an industry field placement at a book or magazine publisher in Toronto, where you'll acquire critical working experience, industry knowledge and professional relationships as initiate your new career

  • Take part in pulishing On the Danforth magazine twice a year

Establish in 1947, this award-winning and unique program has earned several accolades for academic excellence and for the career success of its graduate. A career in book and magazine publishing promises a world of innovation, stories and culture that integrates your creative, marketing and business skills.


Note: This program requires students to have and use a mobile computing device (i.e. laptops,tablet) that meets or exceeds the recommended hardware requirements.




  • The one-year accelerated format covers all facets of the publishing process including e-books

  • The graduate certificate that is earned reflects high standards of learning



Companies that have hired program graduates include:

  • Random House Canada

  • Toronto Life Canada

  • Nelson Educational Publishings

  • Chatelaine Magazine

  • Harper Collins Canada

  • Outpost Magazine

  • McClelland & Stewart

  • McGraw-Hill Ryerson

  • Profit Magazine.



Semester 1

  Introduction to Publishing

  Writing for Publication


  Content Management and Production Process

  Elements of Publishing Design

  Copyright, Contracts and Permissions


Semester 2

   Book Editing

   Magazine Editing

   Magazine Marketing

   Book Marketing and Sales

   Applications of Publishing Design

   Publishing for Screen


  *Field Placement Note: minimum C grade required in all courses for graduation.


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