|Prerequisites for Module|
BS1290 Visual Culture and Design
BS2157 Features Writing
Aims of Module
To provide students with the ability to apply their design and features writing skills in the production of a magazine edition which reflects themes related to their placement experience
Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
||Produce editorial copy for magazine publication.|
||Fulfil defined editorial and production roles within the magazine team.|
||Participate in a structured group task to produce a magazine and evaluate individual contributions to the group effort.|
Indicative Module Content
The module aims to produce a magazine edition covering a theme which reflects the students’ placement experiences, initiatives and opportunities. Students will be required to return from their six-week placement with editorial material (features, articles, photographs, graphics) to provide material for the magazine. Students will be assigned to defined editorial and production roles within the team, each with a job specification designed to contribute to the aim of producing a magazine edition by writing, editing and designing material for publication, raising advertising revenue, and negotiating printing, print runs and distribution.
|Indicative Student Workload|
Mode of Delivery
This module is a combination of lectures, workshops and group activity. Students will be split into team groups and assigned roles with responsibility for the production of written, edited and designed material for a magazine edition which is stimulating, informative and well produced.
||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|Component 1 ||1|
|Component 2 ||2|
|Component 3 ||3|
See additional notes for details of assessment plan. Component 1 is worth 30%, Component 2 is worth 50% and Component 3 is worth 20% of the module mark.
|1.||McKAY, J., 2006. The magazines handbook. 2nd ed. London: Routledge.|
|2.||MORRISH, J., 2011. Magazine editing: in print and online. Abingdon: Routledge.|
|3.||MOSER, H., 2011. The art directors' handbook of professional magazine design. 3rd ed. London: Thames and Hudson.|