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Introduction to Contemporary Publishing


This module is an overview of issues and concerns seminal to the success of ventures in the world of contemporary publishing. Considerable time will be spent on three foci: examining the nature of the publishing industry as a cultural/informational node, theory and practice in production and marketing, and the legal territory publishers must navigate.


Date(s): 27 February, 6 March, 13 March and 20 March 2021
Time: 1PM - 4PM
Venue: NTU Campus
Closing Date:
15 February 2021
Course Fee: Standard: S$1070.00   View more
Registration fees inclusive of:
  • Prevailing GST


By the end of this course, participants should be able to:
- Demonstrate an awareness of the present conditions of publishing in Singapore
- Develop the ability to apply humanities research and research methods to publishing
- Develop an appreciation of the particularity, diversity and range of publishing opportunities from both a theoretical and practical perspective
- Develop an appreciation of the cultural, social and legal contexts that influence contemporary publishing


1. Publishing in the contemporary world
2. Theory of publishing
3. Legal concerns of publishing

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NTU, SoH Lecturer

As with all Humanities courses, this course prepares students for a wide range of employment opportunities in Busincess, Education, Civil Service, and the arts, as it provides specific job scope considerations to supplement the writing, reading, and critical thinking skills that serve Humanities so well in taking on jobs in these sectors. This particular course provides special insight into jobs in Journalism and Media.

Standard Course Fee S$1070.00
Course fee payable after SSG funding, if eligible under various schemes

Cat-A SSG Funded Courses1


Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS) 2


Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)3

Standard Course Fee $1070.00
Course fee payable after funding or subsidy, if eligible under various schemes
Course fee payable after Discount^

Group of 3 pax and above


NTU/NIE Alumni, Staff & Students


NTUC Member

- All fees stated are inclusive of 7% GST
- SkillsFuture Credit can be used to offset course fees payable.
With effect from 1 April 2020, eligible Singaporeans can start using their one-off SkillsFuture Credit top-up (up to S$500 credit), claimable for full range of SkillsFuture Credit-eligible courses offered by PaCE@NTU. For more information, please visit
1 Cat-A SSG Funded Courses - Eligible Singapore Citizens and PRs may enjoy up to 70% of the course fee. For more information, visit
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS) - SME-sponsored employees (Singapore Citizens and PRs) may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the course fee.
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3 Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) - Singaporeans aged 40 and above may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the course fee.
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^ Discount cannot be used in conjunction with other SSG funding scheme or NTU Alumni Course Credit. Participants are eligible for only ONE of the discount schemes.
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