Units of Study

MECO6914 - Making Magazines

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Megan Le Masurier
Phone: +61 2 9351 3628
Email: megan.lemasurier@sydney.edu.au

Description

Making Magazines explores practical and theoretical aspects of contemporary magazine culture. Students work in small groups to conceive, plan, write and design a small 'dummy' (prototype) magazine. The unit emphasises editing and design rather than marketing, although students will learn the importance of the commercial media landscape. The unit also encompasses concepts such as genre, gender, class, taste, celebrity and lifestyle as they relate to current magazine practice. Students will be introduced to the publishing software InDesign in computer labs.

Assessments

1x250wd feature pitch (5%), 1x1200wd feature (25%), 1x750wd equivalent feature/layout (15%), 1x250wd equivalent group magazine presentation (5%), 1x2250wd equivalent group magazine (45%), 1x250wd equivalent peer assessment (5%)

Classes

1x3-hr seminar/week

 Monday

  9am 10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm 6pm 7pm 8pm

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