TY3ED-Advanced editorial design

Module Provider: Typography
Number of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Spring term module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2017/8

Module Convenor: Ms Sara Chapman

Email: s.k.chapman@reading.ac.uk

Summary module description:
This module addresses advanced editorial design issues in a variety of printed and digital documents.

To develop advanced skills in typographic detailing and editorial typography.

Assessable learning outcomes:
By the end of the module students should be able to:?
- demonstrate an understanding of approaches to designing a variety of complex texts
- plan and execute design solutions for challenging editorial design projects
- present a body of relevant design work in an appropriate manner

Additional outcomes:
Students should also be able to articulate their ideas visually, through drawing and work on computers, defend their approach to a problem, and make an effective verbal and visual presentation of their ideas.

Outline content:

Seminar topics will deal with editorial design issues

- complex texts in printed documents such as newspapers and magazines

- complex texts in screen formats such as tablets

Tutorials will deal with practical issues relating to the planning and implementing of editorial designs.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

Students will become familiar with approaches to designing complex text documents through a combination of tutorials and seminars. Tutorials will cover practical issues such as document planning, advanced typography, using grids, page composition, editing, using different kinds of imagery, document specification, and develop a deep knowledge of Indesign. In seminars students will engage with historic and present day examples of editorial design. A practical self-directed project will explore these matters.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Seminars 10 2
Tutorials 5
Practicals classes and workshops 15
Guided independent study 60 8
Total hours by term 90.00 10.00
Total hours for module 100.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Project output other than dissertation 70
Oral assessment and presentation 30

Other information on summative assessment:

Student contributions to seminars will comprise 30% of the module mark. Marks will be awarded according to marking criteria agreed with the students at the start of the module. A practical project, which contributes 70% of the module mark, will be submitted for summative assessment in summer term. Marking and moderating will take into account the banded percentage awarded at the formative assessment stage (see below) and any additional work the student has undertaken prior to resubmission. If a proportion of the mark is awarded for participation, or meeting interim deadlines, this cannot be improved at resubmission stage.

Formative assessment methods:

Formative feedback is given during the project; further feedback (including 'monitoring' feedback in the form of a banded percentage) is given after initial project submission; a final opportunity for feedback is offered in summer term to students making changes before resubmission.

Penalties for late submission:

Non-standard penalties apply to the late submission of Part 3 practical work that is assessed in Summer Term. 10% of the total marks available for the work will be deducted from the final mark where work is submitted up to 24 hours late. Thereafter the mark falls to zero. Assessors may exercise discretion in the application of penalties.

The Module Convenor will apply the following penalties for work submitted late, in accordance with the University policy.
  • where the piece of work is submitted up to one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for the piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.

  • The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at: http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/qualitysupport/penaltiesforlatesubmission.pdf
    You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

    Length of examination:

    Requirements for a pass:
    A mark of 40% overall.?

    Reassessment arrangements:
    Practical project that bears a confirmed mark of less than 40 must be resubmitted by an August/September date to be notified.? A written essay can be submitted in lieu of seminar contributions that bear a confirmed mark of less than 40; essay must be resubmitted by an August/September date to be notified.

    Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

    Printing and binding: £40-50

    Last updated: 31 March 2017

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