Certificate in Publishing

General Office: 

c/o English Department, Carleton Hall Room 26
Faculty of Arts
The University of New Brunswick

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 4400
Fredericton, NB
Canada E3B 5A3 
Phone: (506) 453-4978
Email:  cert.publish@unb.ca
Website: 

//www.unb.ca/fredericton/arts/undergrad/cert_in_publishing.html 

Co-Directors:

Dr. John C. Ball, Professor, Department of English

Dr. Elizabeth Mancke, Professor, Department of History

FACULTY

  • Ball, John C., BA, MA, PhD (Tor), Prof – 1995, English
  • Canitz, A. E. Christa, BA, MA (Birmingham), PhD (UBC), Prof - 1993 English
  • Dutcher, Stephen. BA, MA, PhD (UNB), Adjunct Prof – 2016, History
  • Jarman, Mark, BA (UVic), MFA (Iowa), Prof – 1999, English
  • Leckie, Ross, BA (McG), PD/AD (Educ) (Alta), MA (C’dia), PhD (Tor), Prof – 1997, English
  • Mancke, Elizabeth, BA (CCollege), MA (UBC), MA, PhD (Johns Hopkins), Canada Research Chair, Prof – 2012, History
  • Mullally, Sasha, BA, MA (Ottawa), PhD (Tor), Assoc Prof – 2009
  • Rehn, Laura, BA (UNB), MPil (HKU), PhD (KCL), History
  • Sinclair, Sue, BA (MtA), MA (UNB), MA, PhD (Tor), Asst Prof – 2016, English

General Information

UNB’s Certificate in Publishing program is designed to prepare students for work in the publishing industry. The program is intended to complement a wide range of majors offered at UNB. It offers a combination of classroom instruction, online instruction, and experiential learning and may be taken concurrently with a UNB degree program. UNB is one of the very few Canadian universities to have founded and continuously published three internationally respected journals in the Arts and Humanities – The Fiddlehead, Acadiensis, and Studies in Canadian Literature. This long experience, coupled with expertise in editing journals that are based elsewhere, makes UNB’s program unique.

Admission Requirements

The program is open only to students enrolled in a UNB Arts undergraduate degree program. Students need 30 ch to be formally admitted to the program. Students may take the core courses – PUB 2103 The Evolving Publishing Environments (3ch), PUB 3103 Assessment, Acquisition, & Editing (3ch), and PUB 3104 Production & Management Fundamentals for Print & Digital Publishing (3ch) – before applying to be admitted into the program.

Interested students should make an appointment to meet with one of the co-directors. Admissions will be limited to 12 students per year in order to enable placement in the required 6 ch of internships. Applications are available from the co-directors, and students will be chosen on the basis of a statement of interest and GPA.

Program of Study

The Certificate in Publishing consists of 24 ch, comprising 15 ch of required courses and 9 ch of electives chosen from the list below. Undergraduate students may begin the Certificate in their second year or later. While students might be able to complete the program in one academic year (September to August), they are advised to spread it over two years. Courses taken to fulfill a student’s degree or program requirements may also count as Certificate in Publishing electives.

The core curriculum consist of 3 three-credit hour courses that focus on the fundamentals of publishing: the evolving publishing environment in Canada; how to acquire, assess, and edit manuscripts for publishing; and how publications are produced, with a focus on design and management fundamentals.

Six credit hours of internships build on the core curriculum. Students take either one 6 ch or two 3 ch internship courses. Placements will be made at our three journals, or at other businesses and organizations with publishing activities, on campus and off campus. These placements give students hands-on experience in various aspects of publishing covered in the core courses. Students who have taken an ARTS 3000 Internship that complements the Certificate in Publishing may request consideration for it to count towards the internship requirement.

Students also choose 9 ch of electives from UNB’s other courses; these support students’ knowledge of the theory and context of their core courses and internship experiences. Students shall take those credits in at least two different disciplines. Elective courses are chosen for their coverage of topics, methods, or practices related to publishing and communication, or to the production, dissemination, and marketing of knowledge in various media. With the approval of the program director, other courses, including Honours seminars and transfer credits, may serve as electives.

Required Courses (15 ch)

PUB 2103 The Evolving Publishing Environments (3ch)
PUB 3103 Assessment, Acquisition, & Editing (3ch)
PUB 3104 Production & Management Fundamentals for Print & Digital Publishing (3ch)
PUB 3000 Publishing Internship (6ch)

In lieu of PUB 3000, students may take both PUB 3001 Publishing Internship (3ch) and PUB 3002 Publishing Internship (3ch).

With approval, a publishing-related ARTS 3000/ARTS 3001/ARTS 3002 internship may be counted in lieu of PUB 3000/PUB 3001/PUB 3002.

Elective Courses (9 ch)

ADM 1313 Principles of Marketing (3ch)
ADM 3315 Marketing Management (3ch)
ANTH 3346 Public Archaeology (3ch)
ENGL 2195 Creative Writing: Poetry and Drama (3ch)
ENGL 2196 Creative Writing: Fiction and Screenwriting (3ch)
ENGL 2608 Introduction to Contemporary Canadian Literature (3ch)
ENGL 3103 Creative Writing: Studio Course (3ch)
ENGL 3113 Writing in Academic and Professional Contexts (3ch)
ENGL 3123 Creative Writing: Poetry (3ch)
ENGL 3143 Creative Writing: Short Fiction (3ch)
ENGL 3153 Creative Writing: Non-Fiction (3ch)
ENGL 3698 Canadian Literature from 1970 to the Present (3ch)
HIST 1415 “Cowboys and Indians”? A History of Native People in Canadian and American Popular Culture (3ch)
HIST 3736 Art for Nation? Visualizing Twentieth-Century Canada (3ch)
HIST 5388 Understanding the Virtual Past; Making Digital History (3ch)
HIST 5725 The Art of Public History (3ch)
MAAC 1001 Understanding Media I: Technology and Culture (3ch)
MAAC 1002 Understanding Media II: Power and Pleasures (3ch)
MAAC/CCS 1021 Introduction to Culture, Arts, and Media (3ch)
MAAC 1023  Media, Technology, and Creativity (3ch)
MAAC/CCS 2021 Popular Culture (3ch)
MAAC 2998 Digital Film Production I (3ch)
MAAC 2999 Digital Film Production II (3ch)
MAAC 3101 Media Design I (3ch)
MAAC 3102 Media Design II (3ch)
MAAC 3212 Lens Media I (3ch)
MAAC 3213 Lens Media II (3ch)
MAAC 3057 Advertising and Consumer Culture (3ch)
PSYC 3063 Psychology and the Internet (3ch)
SOCI 2223 Introduction to Mass Communications (3ch)
SOCI 2533 Information Society (3ch)
SOCI 3252 International Media, Culture, and Communications (3ch)
SOCI 3253 Sociology of Media (3ch)

When choosing electives and internships, students may wish to consider concentrating in one of the following areas:

  1. Literary & Trade Publishing
  2. Academic Publishing
  3. Public Outreach & Communications
  4. Production, Design & Digital Media
  5. Business & Marketing for Publishing