Monday, 19 November 2012

Publishing Edumacation (2)

And we're back!

Pace University

Today, I'll be talking about the Publishing Program at Pace University. As I mentioned in the last post, I don't know as much about this program because...I don't go to Pace. I DID apply to Pace specifically for this program though, because it is fairly awesome if you don't mind the insane cost of Pace.

To start with, Pace University is a private school (which is why it's ridiculously expensive, no matter where you live) and it has two locations, one in Pleasantville, New York (which is in Westchester County) and one in New York City (...somewhere on the island of Manhattan is the best I can give you). Both campuses offer the Publishing Program and Pleasantville isn't that far from the city if you wanted to do internships or work but not live in the city.

One of the unique things about Pace's program is that it's a 5-year program that ends with you getting a Bachelor's and a Master's degree. English majors with a 3.2 GPA or higher and a 3.0 QPA or higher can apply during their junior year and, if they get in, graduate 2 years later with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Science in Publishing.

In your first semester of the Publishing Program, which would be the first semester of your senior year at the college, you have to take 2 of the following courses:
  • Book Production and Design
  • Financial Aspects of Publishing
  • Informational Systems in Publishing
  • Editorial Principles and Practices
 The next semester, you have to take 2 of the following courses:
  • General Interest Books
  • Editorial Principles and Practices
  • Marketing Principles and Practices
In your fifth year of school, or when you start graduate school, students are required to do an internship in the fall and the spring semesters. In the fall, students are also expected to take 2 more of the core courses (basically what's listed above, give or take a two) as well as one elective. In the spring semester, three elective courses are expected. 

I'm not 100% sure about the details, but I believe you can also go to Marymount College in Manhattan and you can also be a part of this program at Pace. It was something I stumbled upon while looking for the links to the Pace Publishing pages, but I didn't have time to research.

That's...really all I know about this program, but yeah. It's an option. Pretty well known and lots of the professors work in the industry and then they probably have lots of help to get internships. 

For more information, you can go here or here.


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