Minor in Dynamic Publishing

Catalog Year: 2024-2025

Banner Code: LA-MINOR-DYPB

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Minor Requirements

Total credits: 18

The 18-credit Dynamic Publishing Minor has two tracks: Art & Design or Editorial & Production.

Art & Design Track

The Art & Design track of the Dynamic Publishing minor encompasses publishing modes from hand-made books and zines to innovative electronic design and publications. As the publishing field evolves, new modes of publishing photobooks, artist books, comics, zines, and even poetry continue to develop. Artists and writers can participate in their art and writing communities, both by producing new work, and by working with the art and texts of others through editing and publishing the work of people in their communities and beyond.

Required Core Courses
AVT 110 Digital Design Studio (Mason Core) 3
AVT 305 Creative Processes 3
Required Capstone
AVT 446 Dynamic Publishing 3
Art & Design Electives
Select one course from the following: 3
Typography (Mason Core)
Publication Design 1
Illustration
Advanced Illustration: Picture Books
Zines and Self-Publishing
Comics
Book Arts: Books Enclosures
Paper/Print/Book as Language
Photobook: Concepts Form
Poetry for Artists
Editorial & Production Electives
Select two courses from the following: 6
Web Authoring and Design
Editing for Audience, Style, and Voice
Internship
Document Design
RS: Writing Nonfiction for the Public (Mason Core)
Proposal Writing and Development
Topics in Creative Writing
Total Credits 18
1

With permission of the course instructor.

Editorial & Production Track  

The Editorial & Production track of the Dynamic Publishing minor emphasizes professional development in the areas of editing for books, magazines, and web publications; production processes that include acquisitions editing, submissions management, international publishing, jacket design, interior design, web design, media and marketing, grant-writing, and business operations. As the publishing field continues to evolve, prospective professionals are expected to be able to thrive in the worlds of paper and digital publishing. Writers and artists can participate in their art and writing communities, both by producing new work, and by working with the text and art of others through the art and craft of editing and publishing.

Required Core Courses
AVT 110 Digital Design Studio (Mason Core) 3
ENGH 386 Editing for Audience, Style, and Voice 3
Required Capstone
ENGH 497 Topics in Creative Writing 3
Elective Courses
Select two courses from the following: 6
Web Authoring and Design
Internship
Document Design
RS: Writing Nonfiction for the Public (Mason Core)
Proposal Writing and Development
Topics in Creative Writing 1
Students may substitute ONE of the following courses for any of the E&P electives above as approved by director:
AMGT 405
Introduction to Arts Management
AMGT 410
The Arts and Community Engagement
Introduction to Journalism
Principles of Marketing
TOUR 200
Introduction to Tourism Management
Art & Design Elective Courses for Editorial & Production Track
Select one course from the following: 3
Typography (Mason Core)
Publication Design 2
Illustration
Advanced Illustration: Picture Books
Zines and Self-Publishing
Comics
Book Arts: Books Enclosures
Digital Printmaking
Sound Art I
Poetry for Artists
Dynamic Publishing
Total Credits 18
1

Students using ENGH 497 with the topic Stillhouse Press as Capstone can take the topic Poetry Daily as an elective. Students using ENGH 497 with the topic Poetry Daily as Capstone can take the topic Stillhouse Press as an elective.

2

With permission of the course instructor.