Instructor: Staff M/W/F       2:30 – 3:25pm

The digital revolution has transformed the experience of writers, readers and publishers in ways that impact both the writing process and the production and dissemination of editorial works. This new digital dimension of publishing requires re-thinking old concepts and learning new working methods and technologies. For students interested in the publishing of non-fiction and fiction, professional texts, trade magazines, and scholarly journals, each stage of this digital publishing process offers exciting new challenges and opportunities in the way we conduct research, write, circulate, and promote texts.

This class offers students an opportunity to explore digital publishing through discussions, demonstrations, and hands-on experience. In the class students learn to plan, design, edit, and launch digital publications. Along with learning the fundamentals of digital layout, basic typography and page layout terminology, and an overview of industry standard software, students will gain advanced digital editing and layout skills required to prepare electronic pre-press art for print reproduction. Class topics include media integration, designing for multiple devices, reading interfaces, file formats, copyright, open source, digital promotion and hybrid (digital/print) workflows.