Hit the Books (And eBooks Too!)
Autumn ushers in a number of changes, not least of which is the new school year. Educational opportunities abound for those with an interest in publishing. Whether the applicant is a recent graduate eager to learn about publishing or a veteran editor seeking new ways of creating digital and interactive content, these are just a few of the top programs publishing enthusiasts should investigate.
New York University Center for Publishing
Contact: NYU-SCPS Graduate Programs
The Center for Publishing offers an M.S. in Publishing Digital and Print Media, which is a 33-credit program, scheduled around working hours. "We put a strong emphasis on real world, real workplace learning," says Director Andrea Chambers, "and we provide students with a very strong foundation in book and magazine publishing, including a strong focus on digital."
Drawing on its NYC location, Chambers has assembled a faculty of editors-in-chief, publishers, and executives from leading media companies such as HarperCollins, Hearst Magazines, Hachette and Scholastic. Students can expect a wide selection of credit-based internship placements with these companies each semester, often leading to employment opportunities.
Pace University Graduate Publishing Program
Contact: Sherman Raskin, Program Director
Pace University's M.S. program is located in midtown New York City and offers courses crafted and moderated by an advisory board of successful authors, editors and executives from CondéNast, the New York Times Company and John Wiley & Sons. The 36-credit curriculum focuses on practical experience in book and magazine production, finance, and information systems and emphasizes the ability to network with alumni in the publishing industry.
Rosemont College Master of Arts in Publishing
Contact: Anne Willkomm, Program Director
Phone: 610-527-0200 x2336
Eleven miles west of Philadelphia, Rosemont's M.A. in Publishing offers a unique set of courses to prepare students for careers in print and digital publishing in both the magazine and book industries. "Rosemont is the only publishing program in the states to offer a concentration in Children's and Young Adult Publishing," says Director Anne Willkomm, "We also offer the Business of Publishing, Design and Editorial concentrations." Rosemont publishing students learn from professors who work in the industry and discuss up-to-date issues in the classroom.
Ellen Harvey is a freelance writer and editor who covers the latest technologies and strategies reshaping the publishing landscape. She previously served as the Senior Editor at Publishing Executive and Book Business.