Journalism BA (B), Magazine Project, 7,5 credits
Subject/Main field: Journalistik
Cycle: First cycle
Progressive specialization: G2F - First cycle, has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
Answerable department: Department of Media and Communication Science
Answerable faculty: Faculty of Science, Technology and Media
Date of change: 7/1/2013
Version valid from: 7/1/2013
The aim of the course is to provide an introduction to journalistic writing in English as well as insight into magazine publication and content. Based on this knowledge, and the students' skills in basic graphic design and layout learnt in prior modules, the students will create their own magazine. The course consists of both individual and group-based assignments.
After passing the course students will:
- be able to demonstrate the ability to work as a part of team.
- be able to illustrate demographic information through content analysis.
- be able to identify demographical information through focus research.
- be able to produce texts aimed at particular target groups.
- be able to practise basic rules for magazine layout
- be able to identify the key roles and task associated with a magazines editorial team.
The course deals with:
journalistic and feature writing
magazine analysis and deconstruction
At least 60 higher education credits (ECTS) including Graphic Design, 7.5 higher education credits (ECTS).
Selection rules and procedures
The selectionprocess is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance and the local order of admission.
The course consists of lectures, seminars, practical workshops and critiques.
Attendance is required at certain lectures and exercises, as well as all seminars and critiques.
The exam consists of two parts: an individual written assignment based on the analysis of two magazine publications as well as a group based practical assignment in producing a magazine.
To pass the course, the student must satisfactorily complete the written assignment as well as the practical assignment. Additional instructions regarding examination are to be included in the course syllabus presented at the course start.
Assessment criteria for this subject can be found on www.miun.se/betygskriterier.
The grades A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F are given on the course. On this scale the grades A through E represent pass levels, whereas Fx and F represent fail levels.
Morrish, John, Magazine: Editing: How To Develop and Manage a Successful Publication