Course Brief

The formats referred to as magazine and feature are found in many different types of media. While we may refer to certain type of printed products as ‘magazines’, we also find the format in television and audio production. Similarly, the feature can often be found as a part of a larger print, audio or visual media, where a specific story is developed in depth, within a short time-frame.

This unit explores the way that magazine and feature production are found across different media platforms. Students will consider modern digital preparation of the magazine, not just as a traditional print production, but also the process of producing a broadcast magazine through a television, radio or online format. Students will explore and implement types of research and preparation that is required to produce magazines in this range of media formats.
Students will develop a clear understanding of how magazine and ‘features’ content is researched and prepared according to media industry-standards in law, ethics and grammatical presentation, taking a cross-pathway approach.

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By the end of this unit students will be able to:
1. Discuss how the formats of magazine and feature are presented in different
2. Develop a magazine and feature, in response to a given brief, through
research and analysis
3. Present a magazine and feature, in defined media format, employing industrystandard
tools, techniques, codes and conventions
4. Analyse the development process and output for magazine and feature
productions, for a specific media format, highlighting changes required to
present them through other media formats.

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