Magazine Students recently won PTC New Digital Product Concept 2010, a top industry award for their course magazine, re:new.
Magazines are the most exciting and diverse media products of all, incorporating everything from frothy celebrity glossies to heavyweight political and business weeklies. And with an open-minded approach to new communication technologies, the magazine industry is a go-ahead, dynamic place to work.
The Magazine option expertly prepares you for all this. Carefully structured and tightly integrated lectures and hands-on assignments lay the foundations for excellent practical journalism. You will learn to research and write professional quality news, interviews, and features. You are strongly encouraged to learn shorthand to 100wpm. How to Apply
Production and Subediting training
The production side of journalism is thoroughly covered. Subediting is a great job in itself, but it is becoming an accepted route to writers' and editors' positions. We teach you everything from the basics of copy editing to creative skills in InDesign and QuarkXPress.
The magazine world is heavily populated by freelancers, so we also teach you to market your own work.
You will develop a portfolio of features, aiming your pieces at clearly identified target titles. Many students get these assignments published in national titles.
Although much magazine work is feature-based, it is vital to develop and maintain a strong news sense (this is the difference between a piece of journalism and an essay).
In our features teaching, we work through different genres and formats, from profiles and interviews to commentary and analysis, from continuous prose to bulleted lists.
Your magazine - print and online
You will also create a brand new magazine. Starting from scratch you research the market, develop an effective design, plan and write the kind of editorial content your readers want and produce three issues of the title.
Every magazine has a print and an online version and both types have won major industry prizes over the years.
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For further information regarding course content please contact the Course Director and for general enquiries contact Huw Thomas.