Ryerson University’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education’s Publishing Program provides an exceptional education in every facet of the publishing industry. Over our 25-year history we have established ourselves as one of the foremost publishing education and training programs in Canada. What sets us apart?

Our Instructors

Our instructors are respected industry experts. They all work in publishing and bring up-to-date, applied knowledge to every course.

Our Courses

Our courses are part of an innovative curriculum that includes print publication as well as the latest developments in digital publishing. A growing number of our courses are offered online via Distance Education. You may take individual courses or register for a Certificate in Publishing.

NEW! If you’re interested in working in the growing children’s publishing sector, check out our Course Series in Children’s Publishing. Topics include editing and marketing books for children and young adults.

Publishing Intensive

Each summer, CDPB 999 Publishing Intensive participants can complete six courses in the Certificate in Publishing, and access specialized material only available in the Publishing Intensive course.

Our Program

Ryerson’s Publishing Program offers a full array of courses covering print and digital publishing, including overviews of industry sectors as well as skills-based training:

  • editing
  • design
  • production
  • sales, marketing, and publicity

We also offer specialized courses on various topics:

  • children’s publishing and editing
  • scholarly and reference publishing
  • trade fiction
  • proofreading and indexing
  • government publishing
  • the evolving publishing world

Our program’s emphasis on applied knowledge is supported by our internships and job announcement service for students.

Our Students

Publishing Program students are a diverse group, fairly evenly divided among

  • recent university graduates,
  • people looking for a career change, and
  • individuals currently working in publishing who want further professional development.

Application Process

Applying to the Publishing Program is simple: If you are a graduate of a university, from any program, simply enrol in the courses you wish to take, beginning in any term. If you are not a university graduate, contact the coordinators to discuss your situation. If you plan to pursue and graduate from the certificate program, you must register in the certificate before you complete 50 percent of its curriculum requirements. See Publishing FAQ for more information on the application process and registration deadlines.

The coordinators are also happy to discuss the program and your course choices with you by email or in person at a Program Open House.

Open House

If you would like to know more about the Publishing Program and meet with the academic coordinators, please attend one of our Open House sessions.

Internships and Awards

Three weeks after the start of your first Publishing course, you are eligible to apply for the many internships, as well as for the awards we offer each term. To apply for our awards, you must be registered in the Certificate in Publishing.

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2014 CAUCE Award of Program Excellence

The Chang School’s Publishing program received the Award of Program Excellence (Credit programming under 48 hours) from the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education (CAUCE), recognizing the high quality and accessibility of our online courses.

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