In the Editing Theory and Techniques course, students learn substantive editing, copy editing, proofreading, fact checking, and how to manage the entire editing process.
In the Writing for Publication course, Publishing students learn to write for a variety of publications. The first step is to come up with a focused story idea.
Pacific Rim Magazine
Pacific Rim is the annual publication of Langara College's Publishing Program. See PRM Site
Website Design and Production
Our students learn HTML5 & CSS3, using a Mobile First Responsive Web Design methodology, in order to create sites that adapt to all devices they are viewed on.
Web Design Gallery
PUBL 1124 (Adobe Photoshop)
Project: Photoshop Composite
Description: Near the end of the course, Publishing students tap into their wide range of Photoshop skills to create a digital composite that could be used as an ad or to illustrate a poem or song. Using a minimum of four images and a background image, these elements are combined digitally in a photo-realistic manner.
Project: Resort Ad
Description: Working in a group using supplied stock photography, Publishing students create a visually rich double-page ad for a destination resort. Upon completion of the assignment, the groups pitch their ads to their classmates.
PUBL 1158 (Magazine Design)
Project: Publication Cover Layout & Photography
Description: Reflecting industry practice, students work together to conceptualize the photo to make it work with the layout and concept. At a photo session, this layout was overlaid onscreen during the digital image capture process to give an accurate preview of the final result. Finally, Publishing students fine-tune the layout with the image in place.
Software: Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Capture One PRO & Phocus.
Project: Bits and Pieces
Description: Publishing Program students design and produce a magazine page which incorporates individual blocks of text and accompanying images, making use of design skills to successfully balance a range of competing priorities. Balance, hierarchy, proximity, colour and readability are all explored.
Project: Book Interior
Description: In the second semester, Publishing students design and product the first eighteen pages of a book based upon a book cover designed in a previous course.
Project: Type Object
Description: Use the characters in a typeface to create an object.
Project: Type Poster
Description: Create a poster for a favourite typeface using the main characters.
PUBL 1131 (Digital Illustration Tools and Software)
Description: The final assignment in the first semester Digital Illustration Tools and Software course involves each student utilizing the illustration and software skills learned during the course. Each student chooses an illustration subject and style and creates a major colour illustration, working from their imagination, their own sketches and photos, or existing artwork. Tools and elements that may be used include: line work, shapes and color areas, type, gradients and other color effects, including a wide range of elements and intermediate to advanced Illustrator software techniques. Students are encouraged to push their skills and abilities to master their desired effects. Created to print-ready standards, this assignment requires an understanding of the creative considerations which affect reproduction costs on a printing press.
Description: Publishing students apply newly developed skills in using the main Adobe Illustrator software tools and techniques to create visual representations of research data. Library students do the research for Pacific Rim Magazine and Publishing students interpret the data for the topic area they are assigned and create a visual representation on a tabloid size page.
Project: How-to Diagrams
Description: Students photographed a 3D object, then used it as a template to create a diagram using Adobe Illustrator software. The intention is to create a simple diagram, such as would be used in an instruction manual.
PUBL 1120 (Graphic Design)
Project: Book Cover
Description: In the first semester, students design and create a book cover.
Project: Fashion Spread
Description: Collaborating with the Photo-Imaging students, Publishing students design and produce two double-page spreads for a fashion magazine.
Description: In the first semester, Publishing students use Adobe Illustrator to design a personal brand.
Description: Publishing students design and produce a menu using industry standard software. Photographs are supplied courtesy of Photo-Imaging students.
Project: Personal ID
Description: Adobe Illustrator is used to design a personal brand and then it is applied to a stationery package using Adobe InDesign.