MD4125: Multimedia Magazine Skills

MD4125: Multimedia Magazine Skills

Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

Module Title Multimedia Magazine Skills
Module Code MD4125
Module Tutor Neil Leighton
School School of Media
CAT Points 30
Level of Study 4
Brief Description

This module gives students an introduction to the basic skills they’ll need as multimedia magazine journalists. In particular, they will learn how to produce video and audio content.

Indicative Syllabus

Students will learn how magazine journalists write and produce pieces of editorial that are not only appropriate for a specific audience but stimulating, interesting and geared to enhance a reader’s relationship with the subject matter and the magazine. The module will focus on cross-platform outputs. This module will look at where the words on the page come from, and how they are shaped, moulded and presented in a way that contributes to a specific feature. The module will cover all sections within a magazine and teach the specific and varied copywriting and editorial skills that are needed in each area, from the tight, controlled copy of contents pages to the flowing copy of large features. The module will also give students an understanding of the editorial production process necessary to ensure that a magazine is sent to the printers on time, the role of subbing, headline writing and rewriting copy, and how all these skills need to be honed and adapted to best serve the needs of both print and digital audiences.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module students should be able to:

Confidently and competently use video, audio photography technology

Record and edit basic video and audio packages

Use various video, audio and photographic methods and techniques to produce engaging content 

Demonstrate an understanding of how media is converging and the opportunities this presents for journalists

Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 72
Independent Learning Hours: 228
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 35% Portfolio: 1,500 words or equivalent
002: 30% Portfolio: 1,000 words or equivalent
003: 35% Portfolio: 1,500 words or equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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