Specialization for Careers in Publishing

Programme director: Prof. Gianni Canova
Coordinator: Luciana Bianciardi

MasterBook is a workshop-oriented programme that allows students to acquire the skills and practice they need for careers in publishing. Literary agent, content manager, copy editor, web publisher, graphic designer, proofreader, editor: such professions are in demand not only in the publishing industry but in all kinds of work environments. The MasterBook programme will provide you with tools to help you break into professional writing, understand narrative devices and nuance, and provide the best editing possible for the texts of novelists, poets and essayists.

Even in the world of self-publication, the role of an editor has never been more important when it comes to assisting authors in all phases of book publication, from the creative process to the more practical side of things.


  • Anyone who holds a degree or is about to obtain a degree in humanistic studies;
  • Professionals in the publishing industry who are looking to specialize in this field.


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Students complete the programme’s coursework with either a curricular internship at a company in the field or a specific work project that has been agreed upon with the programme’s team of coordinators.

The programme prepares students to perform the following professions:

  • Copy editor;
  • Professional reader for publishers;
  • Layout artist;
  • Graphic designer;
  • Head of press office;
  • Literary promoter;
  • Literary agent;
  • Editor.

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Pre-enrolment deadline: December 15th, 2017
Lessons start on: January 22nd, 2018

Total cost:
EU students: € 5,500 + VAT
non-EU students: € 6,600 € + VAT

Language: Italian

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Scuola di Comunicazione IULM
via Carlo Bo, 1- 20143 Milano
Tel. +39 02 8914 12311


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