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Publication Design Certificate

Develop concepts, composition and page layout techniques for integrating visual imagery and text based content into a variety of publication projects, including newsletters, posters, and books.

With the Certificate of Publication Design you will gain the ability to:

  • Design long form works that communicate with audiences through public distribution.
  • Create posters, feature pages, magazine covers, editorial spreads, and/or book jackets.
  • Develop professional pamphlets, annual reports and newsletters for corporate environments.
  • Devise layouts for newspapers, catalogs and magazines.

What You’ll Learn:

Successful graduates with the Certificate of Publication Design will be able to:

  • Demonstrate awareness and application of blending typography and imagery to create engaging layouts.
  • Develop technical skills using appropriate, professional design software.
  • Design a range of products suitable for print or digital publication (e-publishing).
  • Certificate at a Glance:

Credit Hours:


Completion Time:

2 semesters

Courses Begin:


Degree Awarded:

Certificate in Publication Design (AR91)

Exit Portfolio

A personal, digital portfolio will be produced showcasing the ability to create a range of publication types including; covers for magazines and books, poster designs, brochure, pamphlets or newsletters and a longer form publication such as a newspaper, booklet, journal or catalog.

Courses of Study

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Publication Design Certificate