Core Module Information
Module title: Magazine Production

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

Module code: JAC11139
Module leader: Simon Pia
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Media and Humanities


Description of module content:

The module will require you to think like a potential magazine publisher or editor: you will critically examine the range of magazines available and their routes to market, as well as investigating the various approaches and styles they adopt in order to appeal to a particular target readership. You will then apply this analysis to the creation of a new publication: learning, drawing upon and practicing a range of editorial and design skills to produce your own magazine.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Critically explore the contemporary magazine marketplace for print and online production
LO2: Critically assess group dynamics and the processes in magazine production
LO3: Debate the process of effective teamwork in order to produce a publication to tight deadlines
LO4: Develop a theoretical and practical understanding with a professional standard of writing and design skills
LO5: Generate ideas for advertising, evaluating revenue streams and show an appreciation of distribution challenges

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, 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: Simon Pia
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 6
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 54
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 140
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 20 2-5 7 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Project - Practical 80 1,4,5 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 20
Component 2 subtotal: 80
Module subtotal: 100

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