Course Description

This course is for individuals who are interested in the integral part production plays in the publishing process. Topics include print production management; the relationship between production, editorial, and marketing; the publishing team's structure and roles; project management and quality assurance of photography, illustration, and design; typography; prepress, proofing, paper, and printing processes (including digital printing); bindery processes; Internet applications related to print production; dealing with freelancers and suppliers; budgeting and scheduling; and emerging technologies. On successful completion of this course, the student will be familiar with an overview of the entire production process, concepts, products, and procedures for each aspect of print production, relationships within the publishing company and outside with the graphics community at large, and resources for further self-directed learning. The student will also be better prepared to manage print-related initiatives in all aspects of the publishing enterprise.


This course is fully online and asynchronous, meaning you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage in course-related activities through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Your course learning will be based on weekly module content and activities that you can go through independently. Note: there are still deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis.

Your instructor may also include occasional scheduled sessions for Q&As and other discussion activities, using web conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.

Students are strongly recommended to take CDPB 100 or CDPB 200 before taking this course.

This course is offered in the Spring/Summer term as part of 'Publishing Intensive' (CDPB 999)

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Jan 15, 2024 to Apr 19, 2024
Delivery Options
Domestic Fee non-credit $932.51
Domestic Out of Province Fee non-credit $0.00
International Fee non-credit $0.00