The Seagull School of Publishing, Kolkata, has introduced two professional courses in editing and book designing. The three-month courses will commence from 1 June.
This initiative by the Seagull Foundation for the Arts, Kolkata is in association with Seagull Books and supported by the Royal Norwegian Embassy, New Delhi.
The faculty for the course includes practicing publishers, editors and designers who are fervent about the art of publishing, informed a Seagull representative.
The courses, as an ex-student, Taarini Mookherjee, describes, are a perfect balance of listening to the experiences of the experts and learning from practical exercises.
The participants will undergo an intensive applied training along with conversations with professionals from publishing houses in India and abroad. The course also includes field trips to printing presses and research trips to bookstores and open-house discussions on current issues. Participants will be equipped with a computer lab furnished with relevant tools and software along with a well-stocked library.
The journey of the editing course ranges from copyright infringement to e-books to reprinting. The participants of the design course would get to learn different printing processes, artwork designing and various fundamental aspects that contribute towards book making.
The publishing school has invited eligible candidates to enrol for the professional course by paying an amount of Rs 50,000 (3,000$ for foreign candidates). The available number of seats for book design is 12 and editing is 20. All details are made available on www.theseagullschool.wordpress.com.
Article Source: printweek.in