Fundamentals of Publishing and Editing Experiential Learning

Florence University of the Arts and Apicius International School of Hospitality

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Fundamentals of Publishing and Editing Experiential Learning

  • Host University

    Florence University of the Arts and Apicius International School of Hospitality

  • Location

    Florence, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Communication, Journalism

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    6
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    9
  • Overview

    This course examines the fundamental aspects of the publishing industry with an emphasis on book publishing. Issues such as editorial brainstorming and manuscript selection, layout processes, production, interior and exterior design, marketing, and financial factors are explored on a hands-on level with examples and collaborations drawn from ongoing publication projects. The emphasis on editing focuses on evaluating manuscripts, fact checking, copy cutting, editing, rewriting, proofreading and writing captions, titles and subtitles. Critiquing and creating titles and subtitles is also covered. This course includes experiential learning hours with our Community Engagement Member Institutions (CEMI). CEMI are dynamic learning environments created to foster learning through a structured interaction with the community. In addition to regular lecture hours, students will be involved in learning by doing through real projects and integration with the local population and territory in order to remove cultural and learning barriers as well as to develop a strong likelihood for success in life. The experiential learning hours are fully supervised by instructors who track students step by step during their learning experience, monitor and advise according to student needs, and support student initiative. This unique learning model allows students to benefit from an all-encompassing educational experience based on theory and practice in real enterprises, learning of comprehensive operational processes, problem-solving, leadership, and management.

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