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