Magazine Publishing Certificate

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    The Capilano University Magazine Publishing certificate is an intensive full-time fifteen-week program in magazine publishing. Starting in May at Capilano’s campus in North Vancouver, this program begins with seven weeks of courses that prepare students for an eight-week directed internship. Planned and taught by experienced magazine industry personnel, the program adopts a practical approach as students learn editorial and layout skills from editors, writers and art directors. The prerequisite for this program is a degree or diploma from a recognized university or college.

    The primary goal of the program is to help university graduates in general arts, fine arts, business and science programs find employment in magazine publishing. The learning outcomes of the program address magazine format, concept and theme, audience preferences, advertising issues, media ethics, and publisher control. Practical objectives include assignment letters, editing manuscripts, designing layouts, paginating “the book,” and dealing with images, colour, picture searches, layouts and typography.

    Career Opportunities

    Across Canada, about 70,000 people are employed in magazine publishing. Opportunities exist in editing, production, circulation, design, sales and marketing for talented, energetic individuals with a strong interest in media and an broad educational background. The Program’s internship course helps students find mentored placements in magazines of their choice for eight week internships.