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PUBLICATIONS SPECIALIZATION

Programs Information

In the Publications Specialization, students will address all areas of book and magazine publishing, both digital and print, from DIY endeavours to academic publishing. Considering publication in its broadest sense as a form of discourse for both personal and collaborative production, students are introduced to the breadth of possibilities in critical, textual and visual publishing. Publications ties together courses from Printmaking, Photography, Integrated Media, and Criticism & Curatorial Practice, and further draws on courses in Graphic Design and the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences. This gives students a true cross-disciplinary experience and unique set of competencies and skills ranging from hybrid and collaborative methodologies to business and entrepreneurial skills that will allow them to succeed in the context of Ontario’s digital and creative economies.

The range of courses fosters a deep engagement with the critique, theory and material and virtual productions that shape today’s evolution of publications and provides students with a map of all stages and forms of publication within which they can then situate themselves.


Publications Program Guide

Students must fulfill all requirements listed in the major program guide the year they were admitted to OCAD U. For example, a student admitted to OCAD U in 2012 must follow the major program guide published in the Fall/Winter 2012/2013 Course Calendar.  However, if program requirements change, students must adhere to the new requirements for their next learning year level.

Liberal studies courses are listed under the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and designated course type LST in the course schedule.

See the Faculty of Liberal Art & Sciences for an outline of the liberal studies degree requirements.


 COURSE CODE
 COURSE TITLE
 CREDIT
 
200 Level Requirements
CRCP 2B01      
Contemporary Issues: Art Today
 0.5
CRCP 2B03
Publications 1
 0.5
GDES 1B09
Communication Design 1
 0.5
PRNT 2B26
Nano Publishing: Independent Publications
 0.5
Choose one of the following two courses:
 0.5
    
GDES 1B17
Typography 1
 
  PRNT 2B27
From Letterpress to Contemporary Typography

Choose one of the following four courses:
 0.5
  GRPH 2B06
Typography 2: Structures
 
  INTM 2B21
Online Art & Website Creation
 
  PHOT 2B07
Introductory Photography: Digital
 
  PRNT 2B20
Book Arts: Bookbinding
 
200 Level
Art or Design studio elective
 0.5
Choose one of the following two courses
 0.5
  ENGL 2B01
Introduction to Creative Writing
 
  ENGL 2B11
Introduction to Literature [updated 2013-07-15]  
and
   
VISM 2B41
Media, Messages and the Cultural Landscape:
Introduction to Communication Studies
 0.5
And choose one of the following four courses: 
 0.5
  VISM 2B20
Web Theory (not offered 2013/2014)
 
  VISA 2B31
History of Printing & Printmaking
 
  VISD 2B36
History and Evolution of Typography
 
  VISD 2B39
Graphic Design History in the 20th Century
 
Total Credits
 5.0

 
       
300 Level Requirements
ASOC 3B01
Community Practice
 0.5
INTM 3B09
Publications: Editorial
 0.5
INTM 3B17 Publications: Dissemination  0.5
PRNT 3B27 Pressing Issues  0.5
Choose two of the following seven courses  1.0
  GDES 3B02
Editorial & Publication Design 1
 
  GRPH 2B10
Typography 3: Advanced Structures
 
  INTM 3B15
Media Network Studio
 
  PHOT 3B22
Photographic Book Works
 
  PRNT 3B21
Text and Image
 
  PRNT 3B26
The Book as Art: Making Artist's Books
 
  PRNT 3C06
From Paper to Book (1.0 credits) (not offered 2013/2014)
 
and
   
200, 300 or 400 Level
Liberal studies course: HUMN, SCTM or SOSC
 0.5
And choose one of the following eight ENGL courses
 0.5
  ENGL 3B09
Creative Writing: Poetry (not offered 2013/2014)   
  ENGL 3B10
Creative Writing: Nonfiction
 
  ENGL 3B12 
Creative Writing: Short Fiction
 
  ENGL 3B21
Writing By Artists (not offered 2013/2014) 
 
  ENGL 4B05
Digital Texts (not offered 2013/2014)
 
  ENGL 4B06
Dub, Spoken Word & Performance Writing  
  ENGL 4B07
Graphic Novels
 
  ENGL 4B09
Hybrid & Experimental Writing
 
And choose two of the following six courses                          (not already taken previously)
 1.0
  VISA 2B31
History of Printing & Printmaking
 
  VISD 2B36
History & Evolution of Typography
 
  VISD 2B39
Graphic Design History in the 20th Century
 
  VISM 2B20
Web Theory (not offered 2013/2014) 
 
  VISA 3B37
The History and Theory of Art Criticism
 
  VISD 3B35
The Writing on the Wall: Radical Graphics & the Culture of Protest
 
  VISM 3B23
Technology & Digital Culture (not offered 2013/2014) 
 
Total Credits 
 5.0
    
       
400 Level Requirements
400 Level
Capstone Project: Collaborative Project or Individual Thesis Publication Project
 2.0
Choose two of the following six courses
 1.0
  CRCP 3B09
Art Writing: A Workshop in Practice and Ideas
 
  GDES 3B22
Editorial & Publication Design 2
 
  GRPH 4B09
Production Processes in Graphic Design
 
  PHOT 3C02
Photography: Sequences, Multiples & Text
(1.0 credit)
 
  PHOT4B12
Digital Intensive: Composite, Sequence & Bookworks

  PRNT 4B06
Book Works (not offered 2013/2014) 
 
and    
BUSI 4Bxx
Business, Innovation & Professional Practice (under development)

 0.5
and    
300 or 400
Level
 
Liberal studies course: HUMN, SCTM, or SOSC
 0.5
And choose one of the following eight ENGL courses             (not already taken previously)
 0.5
  ENGL 3B09
Creative Writing: Poetry (not offered 2013/2014)   
  ENGL 3B10
Creative Writing: Nonfiction
 
  ENGL 3B12
Creative Writing: Short Fiction
 
  ENGL 3B21
Writing By Artists (not offered 2013/2014)   
  ENGL 4B05
Digital Texts (not offered 2013/2014)
 
  ENGL 4B06
Dub, Spoken Word & Performance Writing
 
  ENGL 4B07
Graphic Novels
 
  ENGL 4B09
Hybrid & Experimental Writing
 
AND choose one of the following two courses
 0.5
  VISM 4B06
Global Mesh: Internet, Networks, Globalization and Digital Resistance (not offered 2013/2014)
 
  VISC 4B22
Art and Design Activism (not offered 2013/2014) 
 
Total Credits
 5.0


Eligibility to Graduate

Please note that students are eligible to graduate if they:
• Have fulfilled all program requirements.
• Are in good academic standing (if 2.0 or more credits taken since last academic performance review require minimum 60% average for those courses).
• Have on overall average of 60% or higher.
• Have an average of 65% or higher in the designated courses of their major/program (Design only).
• Have no outstanding accounts at the university.



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