New School for Social Research: Creative Publ & Critical Jrnl

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Majors Only
Multimedia Lab
Spring 2024
Taught By: Leah Prinzivalli and Kayla Romberger
Section: A

CRN: 3229

Credits: 3 OR 6

In this hands-on seminar, students will collaborate on an original publication. Early in the course, students will apply for roles in the creation of a new magazine with a theme and design concept that the class will choose together. Each student will focus primarily on editorial, marketing, design, or production, although there will be opportunities for them to take on more than one role. Basic design skills (familiarity with Illustrator, Photshop, InDesign) are required, and priority will be given to students in CPCJ who have completed the introductory course. Students will improve their ability to write, work with a team in a publishing environment, and learn about emerging phenomena in creative publishing, establishing them as strong entry-level candidates for a variety of careers in contemporary media. The end goal of the class will be to produce a magazine and a website with a focus on the landscape of creative publishing in New York. In the process, we will mimic the atmosphere of a working magazine, with writers, editors and design teams working in collaboration. Students will be given individual tasks as well as expected to meet with their classmates, both during class time and outside of class, to complete the collaborative aspects of the process. Professors will oversee the project and help with skill acquisition on a case-by-case basis, including knowledge of the Adobe Suite, HTML, CSS, Wordpress, printing techniques and editorial protocol. There will be a strong emphasis on practical, professional development by the course’s professors, helping students learn how to interface effectively with professionals as applicants or employees in journalism and publishing beyond the confines of the classroom. Each student will emerge from the course with a portfolio-building example of their work, having learned how to connect with a public readership through promotional efforts and events. The lab will take full advantage of New School resources, including the Parsons Design Lab as well as The New School’s location in New York City. This course is open to BA/MA students and other students university-wide, but permission is required by emailing the instructors, Leah Prinzivalli ( and Kayla Romberger ( Note that this course can be taken for three or six credits, depending on the time commitment and responsibility that students are willing to assume. If you take the class for six credits, be prepared to spend significant time outside of class time working on the project, as well as to take responsibility for communication and coordination with your fellow-classmates. If you intend to take this class for 6 credits, make sure you have time in your schedule: as with any magazine, demands increase as deadlines approach.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Creative Publ & Critical Jrnl (CPJ)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:48am EDT 7/24/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 912
Date Range: 1/25/2024 - 5/9/2024