Students in Pacific University's editing and publishing minor study writing, communication, and the art and business of digital and traditional publishing. Students develop their skills through multidisciplinary courses in art, business, English and media arts, along with practical experience with the student newspaper and the University's literary journal and scholarly journals, as well as on- and off-campus jobs and internships. Editing and publishing is a strong complement to any program of study for students who want to build invaluable skills in communication.

Program Highlights

  • Study a cross-section of art, business, English and media arts
  • Gain experience and insight in digital and traditional publishing
  • Opportunities to produce Silk Road, an internationally distributed literary arts magazine; PLUM, Pacific's Literature by Undergraduates Magazine; and scholarly journals
  • Read and assess poetry, fiction and nonfiction submitted by others and enhance your own writing skills
  • Meet and work with leading editors and publishers in the Portland area
  • Develop skills in writing, communication and publishing that can be applied to a variety of career fields
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    The editing and publishing minor includes courses from a number of disciplines, including the art of bookmaking, business marketing, graphic design, and writing and editing. The Pacific University Library offers insights in periodical publication, book selection and new media. Students also have internship and on-the-job learning opportunities with Pacific Index, the campus newspaper; Silk Road, the twice-a-year literary arts magazine; PLUM, Pacific's Literature by Undergraduates Magazine; with publications by the Berglund Center for Internet Studies; and with scholarly journals.

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