- Master of Publishing
- Admissions to the MPub Program
- Masters Courses
- PUB 600: Topics in Publishing Management
- PUB 601: Editorial Theory and Practice
- PUB 602: Design & Production Control in Publishing
- PUB 605 Fall Project: Books Publishing Project
- PUB 606 Spring Project: Magazine/Media Project
- PUB 607: Publishing Technology Project
- PUB 611: Making Knowledge Public: How Research Makes Its Way Into Society
- PUB 800: Text & Context: Publishing in Contemporary Culture
- PUB 801: History of Publishing
- PUB 802: Technology & Evolving Forms of Publishing
- PUB 900: Internship Project Report
- PUB 899: Publishing Internship
- Faculty and Staff
- Awards and Financial Support
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Undergraduate Minor
- Undergraduate Courses
- PUB 101: The Publication of Self in Everyday Life
- PUB 131: Publication Design Technologies
- PUB 201: The Publication of the Professional Self
- PUB 210W: Professional Writing Workshop
- PUB 212: Public Relations and Public Engagement
- PUB 231: Graphic Design Fundamentals
- PUB 331: Graphic Design in Transition: Print and Digital Books
- PUB 332: Graphic Design in Transition: Print and Digital Periodicals
- PUB 350: Marketing for Book Publishers
- PUB 355W: Online Marketing for Publishers
- PUB 371: Structure of the Book Publishing Industry in Canada
- PUB 372: The Book Publishing Process
- PUB 375: Magazine Publishing
- PUB 401: Technology and the Evolving Book
- PUB 411: Making Knowledge Public: How Research Makes Its Way Into Society
- PUB 431: Publication Design Project
- PUB 438: Design Awareness in Publishing Process and Products
- PUB 448: Publishing and Social Change: Tech, Texts, and Revolution
- PUB 450: The Business of Book Publishing
- PUB 456: Institutional and International Event Planning
- PUB 458: Journalism as a Publishing Problem
- PUB 477: Publishing Practicum
- PUB 478: Publishing Workshop
- PUB 480 D100: Buy the Book: A History of Publication Design (STC)
- PUB 480 OL01: Accessible Publishing (OLC)
- Undergraduate Courses
- General Information and Cancellation Policy
- Travel and Accommodation
- Financial Assistance
- Publishing Workshops
- Publishing Talks, Lectures, and Seminars
- Management and Production Workshops
- Author and Independent Publishing Workshops
- Design, Software, and Production Workshops
- Editing Workshops
- Contact SFU Publishing Workshops
- News & Events
Meet Jazmin Welch — MPub Candidate
This interview is part of our “3 Questions” series with Publishing Minor students, Master of Publishing candidates, and MPub alumni.
What was something you wish you had done differently while in school?
JW: I really wish that I didn't work so much outside of school. As much as I am very grateful for having my freelance business to work on the side and pay my way through school, I know that I wasn't always as invested in the schoolwork with my mind elsewhere. School is what you make it, and the more involved you get, the more you will learn and get out of the experience.
What was the most valuable skill you took away from your time in the MPub program?
JW: I think part of the puzzle was just coming to understand that to work in publishing you will likely be a jack of all trades, doing a little bit of everything. The MPub gave me foundational knowledge of the entire publishing process, so that wherever I go in my career, I will be able to speak the language of each department and understand what's going on. This, I believe, is something that really sets out an MPub candidate from other job applicants who may not get the whole picture that we are exposed to!
What is 1 piece of advice you would give to current publishing students?
JW: Experiment! A masters isn't the place to be perfect at everything and get perfect grades (although getting scholarships is nice). It's a time to try new things. Sometimes I could kick myself for making projects more difficult than they needed to be because I wanted to teach myself a new skill, such as a new piece of design software, but looking back on those choices I know I'm a better designer for it. The overall experience fuelled me to be a problem solver, get curious, and continue to try new things. It's great to be able to experiment within the walls of a university with faculty who support you. It's much easier to do it now, rather than when you're on the job or off the side of your desk.
Learn more about Canada's only Master of Publishing program. Applications for Fall are accepted until February 1st.