The print and digital publishing program prepares students for careers in the publishing industry as well in fields that require exceptional skills in expository writing.
The program provides both theoretical background and practical experience. Faculty from the departments of English, art and art history, modern languages and literatures, communication, and computer science offer an interdisciplinary foundation in an industry that is changing rapidly.
Students in the program get practical, hands-on editorial and publicity experience as they help to shepherd books, periodicals, and articles into their final print and/or digital forms.
Closely allied with Lake Forest College Press / &NOW Books, the College’s nationally recognized press, and the Madeleine P. Plonsker Prize for Emerging Writers Residency Award, the print and digital publishing program allows students to focus on myriad aspect of the publishing process, from bookbinding and printmaking, to computer-based layout and design, to editorial acquisitions.
The program also serves as a training ground for Lake Forest College’s distinguished student publications: Eukaryon, Tusitala, Collage, and The Stentor. The print and digital publishing minor may serve as a complement to majors or minors in English, art and art history, communication, computer science, and also prove a good second minor for students enrolled in the digital media design program.