Full Title:Editorial Design
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:MEDA I8Z06
 
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Description:The aim of this module is to develop in students a greater practical understanding of an industry standard desktop publishing package. They will show an understanding of various layout principles and build on visual communication theory.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Demonstrate the ability to use a industry standard desktop publishing package.
  2. Design and create layout design work for print and digital based environments.
  3. Apply various design principles and visual communication theory for information design and architecture.
  4. Discuss, critique and analyse design material of various editorial design practitioners from around the world
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Industry standard desktop publishing package
n/a
Laying out compositions applied in different applications like books, magazines, newspapers
n/a
Laying out compositions for the screen
n/a
Editorial design theory and practice
n/a
Study various design practitioners and mediums.
n/a
Key Technical knowledge concerning print and digital platforms.
n/a
Grid based Systems
n/a
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Continuous Assessment Print Based Project 1,2,3,4 40.00 0 0 Week 7 0
Project Theory Based Project 3,4 20.00 0 0 Week 8 0
Continuous Assessment Digital Based Project 2,3,4 40.00 0 0 Week 13 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
No repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will be offered solely on the basis of coursework and a repeat examination will not be offered.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Show various design principles and visual communication theory for information design and information architecture. Discuss various design fields and assess the work being produced in these areas. 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Practical To develop the ability to use a industry standard desktop publishing package. 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Directed Reading To study various design principles and visual communication theory for information design and information architecture 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Study As part of the students CA, they will be required to generate layout design work for print and digital based environments. 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Timothy Samara 2005, Making and Breaking the Grid: A Layout Design Workshop
  • Josef Muller-Brockmann 2008, Grid Systems in Graphic Design: A Handbook for Graphic Artists, Typographers, and Exhibition Designers
  • Ellen Lupton 2010, Thinking with Type, Second Revised and Expanded Edition: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, and Students
  • Steve Krug 2005, Don't Make Me Think!: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
  • John Ingledew 2011, The A - Z of Visual Ideas: How to Solve any Creative Brief
  • Philip B. Meggs 2006, Meggs' History of Graphic Design
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_IMCCM_8 Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Communications in Creative Media 6 Elective
DK_IMMAT_7 Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts and Technologies 6 Elective