Students in Pacific University’s Editing and Publishing minor program study writing, communication, and the art and business of digital and traditional publishing. They 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 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 learn marketable skills in online and print communication.
Students interested in this minor should, ideally, take the core writing requirement in their first year. ENGW 180, ENGW 181, ENGW 182, and ENGW 183 all meet this requirement, but ENGW 182 is the strongly recommended choice. Interested students are strongly encouraged to contact Keya Mitra-Lloyd in the English department no later than the spring of their sophomore year.
Program Learning Outcomes
The English Department teaches students to develop the following skills, which are relevant to most contemporary careers:
- Demonstrate basic knowledge of the history of publishing, including print, digital, and other media.
- Assess the quality and fit of submissions in a range of genres for publication in a variety of media.
- Employ editing skills—developmental, line, and copy—to improve submissions at the levels of both form and content.
- Collaborate with teams of editors and designers to create a quality publication that aligns with a discrete aesthetic mission.
- Write, edit, and design print and online media for a range of entities in the arts industry.