Boston University's Publishing Program provides a hands-on overview of the latest trends, practices, and technologies in publishing—exploring everything from negotiating with the author to the fine points of copy editing and design, the costs of print production, and the development of a winning publicity strategy. Under the guidance of our faculty of publishing professionals, you will learn the important fundamentals of the publishing industry, including business strategy, design practices, and editorial and copyediting principles.
The Publishing Program covers the following topics:
- The Business of Publishing
- Publishing Design and Print Production
- Editorial Principles
- Publishing Law
- Book Editing
- Marketing and Publicity
- A Book Workshop, culminating in a book publication capstone project
The program is offered two times a year, in the fall and spring. Classes are held two evenings per week for three-hours per session, over a fourteen-week term.
Students must have a bachelor's degree and a strong command of the English language.
Students may opt to take the Foundations of Publishing course or earn a certificate in Publishing by taking both Foundations of Publishing and the Publishing Workshop. In both courses, students receive hands-on instruction from multiple seasoned professionals who ensure that the curriculum reflects the rapid changes that occur in media and publishing.
Whether participating in just the Foundations course or completing both courses for the Publishing Program, students gain hands-on experience in the area of publishing most relevant to their specific interests or career goals.
To register, or to find out more about each individual course, click on the course links below:
|PUB201||Foundations of Publishing||$2,195||details|
Students who register for both PUB 201 and PUB 202 together receive a 20 percent discount.