Course Brief

Aim

This unit aims to develop learners' understanding of page design and layout, and provide them with the skills needed to create page layouts for newspapers and magazines to professional standards.

Unit abstract

Newspapers and magazines have to survive in an often fiercely competitive environment and effective page layout and design is an important factor in ensuring that they are successful in communicating to their target audience in an efficient and professional manner.

An understanding of the importance of different house styles and the editorial and commercial decisions that influence page layout and design is important for anybody working within this area.

Designers need to be skilled in using relevant software programmes and utilising a range of design and layout processes and techniques.

This unit aims to give learners an understanding of the commercial, stylistic and organizational factors that influence page layout and design within the magazine and newspaper sector.

Learners will then be able to apply this knowledge and understanding to their own page layout and design work using industry-standard software applications. They will then have the opportunity to critically reflect on their own page design and layout work.


  • This course is offered in 48 contact hours

On successful completion of this unit a learner will:

1      Understand the use of house styles in page design and layout for newspapers and magazines

2      Understand the editorial and commercial factors that influence page design and layout for newspapers and magazines

3      Be able to design and produce stylebooks and page layouts for newspapers and magazines

4      Be able to reflect on own page design and layout work

  • BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Creative Media Production

    Getting a foot in the door in the field of media can be challenging. Employers are continuously looking for individuals who have the academic knowledge, qualification and the practical skills to execute. Most have one or the other in this competitive field, and the Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Creative Media Production merges the best of both when preparing you to take the next step in your media pursuits.

    This UK qualification is recognized in more than 70 countries worldwide, and graduates of this programme gain direct access to the final year top-up BA (Hons) in Media and Communications programme offered in collaboration with the University of Greenwich.

    Why choose the Higher National Diploma in Creative Media Production?

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