MD105 Editorial design
Sufficient mastery of the English language is required. Students following Erasmus programs and media related study programs will be given priority. A primary admission list will be made within two weeks after the first application deadline. VUC reserves non-commercial user rights to work submitted during the course.
Editorial design is about constructing editorial content for a media production or event (magazin, exhibition, performance, presentation, application) with focus on both content and design. Depending on the individual choice of interpretation and visualisation of content, the result can contain visual elements like text, photos, illustrations, animations, movies or anything else that emphazises and communicates the chosen topic in the best way.
In accordance with the National Qualifications Framework the student will achieve the following learning outcomes after completing the course:
- acquire extended knowledge in visualising content by research
- acquire extended knowledge about layout skills
- acquire extended skills in editorial planning, including aspects of journalistic research and design planning
- have aquired an understanding of editorial design, its relation/response to research and its visual presentation that will help them to develop versatile knowledge for different target groups and customers
During the course, the students will develop their own media production or event. Lectures related to design, production planning and relevant software will be given during the course, and by group- and individual meetings the students will receive continously feedback. Lectures are mandatory. Students planning to run selv-appointed projects must apply with application sketches within the first week of this course. Selv-appointed projects must be run by minimum 3, maximum 5 students (preferably including one foreign student at least), and the projects need to be approved after a short presentation / pitch. All other students will be attached to editorial groups and construct their own individual editorial work (preferably a magazin), based on interviews of their group members. A given topic will be the framework for the project. Group meetings and individual meetings during the whole course.
Students failing to attend the first lecture without valid reason will be excluded.
The final product is to be presented electronically for the whole class.
Grading will be done in accordance with the Regulations governing admission, studies and examinations at Volda University College.
|Form of assessment||Grouping||Duration||Type of duration||Grading scale||Proportion||Comment||Supported material||Scope|
|Portfolio||Individual||1||Semester||A-F, A is the best grade and E is the lowest passing grade|
|Form of assessment:||Portfolio|
|Type of duration:||Semester|
|Grading scale:||A-F, A is the best grade and E is the lowest passing grade|