Magazine and editorial layout design

Course Dates: 04/05/23 - 25/05/23
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Location: Keeley Street
On this course you will explore grids, layouts and the relationship between text and image in the context of magazine design. You will be examine current magazine layouts, trends and various ways of generating visual ideas and design work.
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Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00

Course Code: VK440

Thu, day, 04 May - 25 May '23

Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course looks at what makes a magazines such an influential medium. It will introduce you to theories and techniques that will help you to understand how to create exciting and well-planned layouts. You will be taught through a series of lectures, workshops and exercises using Adobe InDesign and Photoshop. You will produce a cover design, masthead and a multi-page layout that will give you a solid basis to explore the world of magazine layout further.

What will we cover?

• The principles and terminology of layout design
• Planning layouts for publication
• Importing and editing text
• Arranging and editing images
• Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and PDF publishing software.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• Understand the terminology and principles of layout design
• Consider pace and contrast to create audience-appropriate content
• Investigate the principles of layout design through a series of taught exercises
• Develop original ideas from own research to create a multipage layout
• Develop a clear and practical understanding of Adobe publishing software.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

The course is ideal for complete beginners or anyone interested in trying out different approaches to working on design work. You should be able to follow verbal and written instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information. You will be encouraged to take short written notes for your own use and take part in group discussions.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught through a series of practical exercises, presentations, individual tutorials as well as group discussion. Some extra work may be required between classes.
Additional / extension tasks may be set for you to complete at home or outside of the course hours. Completion of additional tasks is encouraged to help you get the most out of the course. Where required your tutor will discuss these with you during each session.

This course is supported by Google Classroom as a Virtual Learning Environment. When you log on you will be able to access course material, presentations and handouts etc. and may be asked to complete learner progress records. You can find help via the student help centre on the Citylit website.

Please note it is important that you sign up and log in to your course Google classroom prior to the first session. Joining detail will be sent to you via email (check your junk/spam folder).

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Access to basic materials and resources are available as part of this course. We recommend you bring a memory stick (USB) or access to cloud storage to save any scanned or digital files.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

We offer a range of course within graphic design and illustration including the City Lit graphic design projects course. For more information and a full list of courses available, please visit our website.

Gillian Fielden Tutor Website

Gillian Fielden has been lecturing in Graphic Design and Adobe Design applications at a number of colleges since 2003. In 2018 she completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Visual Communication at UAL LCC and she has Masters Degree from Nottingham Trent University specialising in printed graphics & branding for fashion. Before becoming a lecturer Gillian had extensive commercial experience designing for a variety of fashion and new media companies, producing graphics and merchandising for garments and later moving into web design and production. Currently freelancing on various music design projects and having designed for companies that include, Joe Bloggs, Burton, Littlewoods, BHS, Macmillan Publishers, ITN, IPC and Lycos, she brings a wide range of industry knowledge and experience to her teaching. In 2010 she become involved with the ‘Pop Up Art School’ at ‘Vintage Festival’ running stencil, print and collage workshops at various events around the country.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.