Certificate in Publishing Program Requirements
The Certificate in Publishing is a set of courses totaling 18 credits, designed to demystify the practices and expectations of the publishing industry, and to give participating students the chance to engage in the process of creating a book for publication as a part of the institution’s Western Press Books. Students take four, 3-credit practicum courses over 13 months, including two residential summer intensive terms and two non-residential academic terms. In addition, students take six, 1-credit courses online to learn theoretical concepts. The content of these six credits is closely correlated to practicum courses. Students may also take an elective internship as part of the certificate program.
The Certificate in Publishing requires a minimum of 18 credits. Students take the following courses in the indicated sequence:
First summer residency (3 credits)
CRWR 520 Summer Intensive I 3 credits
Fall non-residency (6 credits)
CRWR 521 Editorial Practicum I 3 credits
The content of these three, 1-credit courses is linked to CRWR 521.
- CRWR 522 Editorial Skills 1 credit
- CRWR 523 Acquisitions 1 credit
- CRWR 524 Business Models for Press Houses 1 credit
Spring non-residency (6 credits)
CRWR 525 – Editorial Practicum II 3 credits
The content of these three, 1-credit courses is linked to CRWR 525.
- CRWR 526 Design and Layout 1 credit
- CRWR 527 Marketing and Sales 1 credit
- CRWR 528 Back Office and Fulfillment 1 credit
Second summer residency (3 credits)
CRWR 530 -- Summer Intensive II 3 credits