Core Module Information
Module title: Magazine Production

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: JAC09107
Module leader: Carolyn Scott
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Media and Humanities


Description of module content:

The module will examine the changing nature of the magazine industry in the UK and the growing importance of digital publications. It is a practical industry-focused module which requires you to think like magazine editors and journalists by critically examining the range of magazines available on both news stands and online. The module will explore the various approaches and styles that digital magazines adopt in order to appeal to a particular target readership. You will then apply these critical skills to conceiving your own publication and then draw upon a range of editorial and design skills to produce your own digital magazine.

Learning Outcomes for module:

L01: Demonstrate critical understanding of the contemporary magazine marketplace
LO2: Develop critical understanding of the group dynamics and processes of digital magazine production
LO3: Engage in effective teamwork in order to produce an online publication to tight deadlines
LO4: Apply writing and design skills acquired in previous modules
LO5: Develop methods of digital advertising and online audience engagement.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Carolyn Scott
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Supervised time in studio/workshop 54
Independent Learning Guided independent study 134
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 80 1-5 13 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 2000
Learning Log 20 1,2,5 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Magazine Production