Course Description

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Note: The intensive program is not available Summer 2021.

The Publishing Intensive allows participants to complete six of the eight courses required to earn the Certificate in Publishing through an intensive three-month (May, June, and July) program. This unique fast-track program covers both print and digital publishing, including overviews of industry sectors, both trade and educational, as well as skills-based training in copy editing, production, sales and marketing, and design skills for publishing.

Who Should Enrol?

University graduates and career-changers looking to enter the publishing industry with a set of hands-on, practical skills.

Program Design

  • Six Certificate in Publishing courses
  • Computer lab and classroom access, as well as access to other services and support
  • Ongoing instructor and academic coordinator support and counselling
  • Access to internships, job opportunities, and program awards

Lectures and coursework are scheduled daily (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) over three months (May, June, and July). Field trips are also included. All classes will be held on campus.


The Publishing Intensive includes the following courses:

CDPB 100 Publishing Overview: Trade
CDPB 102 Copy and Stylistic Editing I
CDPB 103 Production for Books, Journals, and Reports
CDPB 110 Publicity for Book Publishers
CDPB 200 Publishing Overview: Education
CDPB 212 Visual Skills for Publishing

To complete the requirements for the Certificate in Publishing, students may take the two remaining credits in subsequent terms.


Each week of the 12-week Publishing Intensive offers a full schedule of in-class instruction, group work, instructor support, guest speakers, and field trips. Students will spend two full weeks immersed in each of the six courses included in the Intensive.

Have a question?

Ask the academic coordinators.


Enrolment is limited to 24 students.

For further information about the program, contact the Academic Coordinators, Kelvin Kong and Meg Taylor, at publish@ryerson.ca.


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