Module title: Sub Editing and Design

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: JAC08105
Module leader: Derek Allan
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Media and Screen
Prerequisites

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2019/0, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Derek Allan
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to Los
Three-hour workshops delivered by both an experienced sub-editor (LO1) and an experienced production designer (LO2-4) will offer you critical insights into the topic of design, layout and sub-editing (LO5) and also enable you to learn by doing. There will be a strong emphasis on independent study and you will be encouraged to practice in the Journalism workshops and on your own Mac/PCs to produce a portfolio of work that will be laid out in news and magazine formats.

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
Sub-editing and design skills are always in great demand by media employers and being able to sub can provide a break into the news media as well as a fulfilling career path in its own right. PDP will be enhanced through active self-evaluation and critical reflection.

Assessment
The practical in-class assignment (LO1-4, 40%) in week 8 will challenge you to engage in sub-editing, production and design skills to produce: a news or feature page.
The portfolio (LO2-5, 60%) to be submitted in week 13 will be completed throughout the module and will give you the opportunity to sub text and design pages aimed at specific target readerships for newspaper and magazine production. The portfolio will consist of at least one newspaper and one magazine piece.

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 26
Independent Learning Guided independent study 174
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Practical 40 1,2,3,4 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Portfolio 60 2,3,4,5 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The module will begin by fostering a firm appreciation of why sub-editing and design are crucial elements in the production of any print media publication or website. You will learn how these skills have evolved largely due to technological advances and are continuing to evolve in the digital age and ever changing end delivery models. Then, in workshops, you will apply professional practices to sub raw copy, to transform it into the body text of news articles and features and enhance its readability. You will devise headlines, stand-firsts and pull-out quotes to a suitable size; research, locate and shoot photographs and other images; lay out pages; edit the sourced pictures and engage in proof reading and correction.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Examine specific text by sub-editing and proof-correcting with flair and precision.
LO2: Develop an insight into the principles of page layout, deploying appropriate Editorial software for print and new media delivery models.
LO3: Perform picture corrections, using the appropriate software (Adobe Creative Suite).
LO4: Illustrate subbed copy for newspaper production.
LO5: Summarise work produced in this module including sub-edited text and graphics to industry standards.

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