Publishing Specialization

A Focused Area of Study for Graphic Design & Digital Media Majors

The field of publishing is rapidly changing and with it, publishing is in desperate need of new ideas and new media skills.  As a Graphic Design & Digital Media student, you can compliment your degree with a specialization in Publishing , further enhancing your learning and skill sets, and building a portfolio that can jumpstart your career into the publishing industry.

The Publishing specialization is set up around the WRT 346: Publishing in the 21st Century course, a project-based class that offers real-world experience in working with clients on publishing projects that may include traditional books, ebooks and website, and may involve editing, design, illustration, marketing, social media and event planning.


  • Gain a hands-on experience working with clients in the community on publishing projects
  • Learn professionalism by managing time, materials and information, as it reveals motivation, attitude and work ethic
  • Gain an understanding of the print and web production process, its sequence and schedules
  • Learn how to conceive a publishing strategy that incorporates appropriate current technologies
  • Demonstrate an effective transference of ideas
  • Determine modes of production required to achieve a specific product
  • Gain level-appropriate mastery of skills, manual and digital
  • Learn how to evaluate the aesthetic content of artistic works within a specific historical, cultural and/or commercial context

Courses in this Specialization Currently Include:

Choose two of the following courses that are within your area of study:

Choose one of the following courses outside of your area of study:


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