Core Module Information
Module title: Publishing in Practice

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CLP11137
Module leader: Avril Gray
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Media and Humanities


Description of module content:

You will learn how to identify and evaluate markets, publishing priorities and resources; develop and maintain a publishing list; collaborate with authors, contributors, developers and providers of material for publication; manage editorial projects; control editorial quality; edit texts and images; proofread text and collate corrections; estimate and control production costs; assess the value of production and publication schedules. You will learn about page layout, typography, image reproduction, and saving and transferring documents according to a specified brief, ready for publication and presentation.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Develop a theoretical and practical understanding of design, production, editorial and marketing principles.
LO2: Create layout solutions that demonstrate high levels of skill and understanding of industry standard software packages.
LO3: Produce evidence of appropriate and relevant design/production decisions and demonstrate effective presentation skills in an appropriate professional manner.
LO4: Exercise appropriate editorial judgement and demonstrate forensic attention to details (screen and hard copy).
LO5: Demonstrate a critical understanding of typography, design and layout of both text and imagery according to a defined brief.
LO6: Engage in critical reflection of the decisions made.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Avril Gray
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Demonstration 1
Face To Face Demonstration 3
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Tutorial 36
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 48
Independent Learning Guided independent study 100
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 40 1-6 6 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Practical Skills Assessment 60 1-6 14 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Publishing in Practice