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Creative Book Publishing


Ontario Graduate Certificate


Program Code: 12251

Campus: Online

Length: 1 semester starting in September

Publishing is not just words on a page. At every stage of a book’s life, difficult and critical decisions are made that can alter its fate, as well as the experience of the readers who encounter it. Humber’s Creative Book Publishing graduate certificate program provides you with an intimate and intensive look at how such decisions are made—and gives the opportunity to make some of those decisions yourself.

This program—which runs 100% online each summer from May to August—takes you beyond traditional conceptions of "the book". Through engaged teaching by experienced publishing professionals, hands-on assignments and activities that mirror real-world practices, as well as multiple networking opportunities with industry experts, and a mentorship program that extends beyond the end of the program, you learn how written works are created, acquired, edited, designed, produced, marketed and sold. You’ll become adept at developing ideas for new projects, managing rights negotiations, creating financial projections and reports, and working with cutting-edge publishing technology. In just one semester, you build in-demand, highly transferable skills to prepare for careers in a wide range of creative industries. Many of our students land jobs soon after graduating the program, and our mentoring program helps build ​​critical professional networks.

Humber’s Creative Book Publishing graduate certificate is not about quietly reading in a corner—it’s about becoming an active and engaged part of the creative process.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

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    Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • A bachelor’s degree, advanced diploma or diploma

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet all listed course requirements.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

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    English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

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    International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

How to Apply

Applications are made through ontariocolleges.ca. See program page for details.

International Academic Equivalency

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please see admission requirements on the program page to enter your location.

Fees

The 2022-2023 fee for one semester is:

  • domestic: $6,219.14
  • international: $17,187.11

Fees are subject to change.

Domestic Fees by Semester

Semester 1 2021-22 Fees
Tuition $5,577.52
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $340.39
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00
IGNITE Health and Dental Insurance Fee $104.23
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $20.00
Program Ancillary Fee $113.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00
Total $6,219.14

International Fees by Semester

Semester 1 2021-22 Fees
Tuition $16,545.49
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $340.39
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00
IGNITE Health and Dental Insurance Fee $104.23
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $20.00
Program Ancillary Fee $113.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00
Total $17,187.11

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Pathways

Humber offers a number of transfer options and pathway opportunities. Visit humber.ca/transferoptions or refer to the program page.

Contact Information

Nathan Whitlock, program co-ordinator
Faculty of Media & Creative Arts
416.675.6622 ext. 4775
nathan.whitlock@humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students

416-675-5000
enquiry@humber.ca

International Students

Contact the International Centre

international.humber.ca/contact

1-416-675-5067

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained on this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.

On October 21, 2019, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU). Both names may appear on this website.

Select information only is included in this printable PDF. For complete program details, refer to humber.ca/programs.

Print/Download Date: November 29, 2022