Aug 19, 2019
Vancouver, BC – As a result of a comprehensive program review, Langara College’s Publishing program is now known as the Digital and Print Publishing program. The name change was implemented to better reflect the breadth of the existing curriculum and the employment opportunities that have been gained by program graduates.
“This diploma program has always taught online publishing, but the previous name made it appear it was print focused,” said Program Coordinator, Josué Menjivar. “By changing the name we aim to attract a wider range of students interested in design, typography, writing, editing, and coding.”
“We are delivering the same high-quality curriculum to our students but the new name gives employers in the industry a more accurate representation of the skills possessed by our graduates,” said Creative Arts and Industries Division Chair, Darren Bernaerdt.
Today, the Digital and Print Publishing students launch LangaraPRM.com, an online version of Pacfic Rim Magazine (PRM). This year’s issue features stories that impact our region, with a focus on community, environment, and creative industries. The students develop skills in online publishing, website creation, and print publishing. PRM is an award-winning, 64-page publication with a readership of over 40,000.
“The Digital & Print Publishing program teaches many transferable skills. We teach graphics software at a professional level, design theory and practice, writing and editing for online media, content management, and web development,” added Menjivar. “Our students come out of the program with job-ready skills.”
Graduates find careers as graphic designers, content strategists, communications professionals, production artists, writers, book and magazine editors, web designers, online content managers, and social media managers.
Read the latest issue of Pacific Rim Magazine.
About Langara College
Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than 23,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all ages, backgrounds, and life stages to choose their own educational path. Langara is also known as 'house of teachings', a name given to it by the Musqueam people on whose unceded traditional territory the College is located. Langara is celebrating its 49th year on West 49th Avenue with Beyond 49, an integrated celebration, alumni engagement, and fundraising campaign to reconnect with alumni, and raise funds for student support and important College initiatives.
Manager, Public Affairs
Coordinator, Digital and Print Publishing
Publisher, Pacific Rim Magazine