Copenhagen School of Design and Technology


Editorial - Writing and Photography (EN)

Speciality direction: Brand Design, Communication Design & Media
Danish title
Editorial - Writing and Photography (EN)
Study programme
Design & business
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Bachelor (top-up)
6. semester
Duration of the subject/module
6 Weeks
Programme elements
Start time
Guldbergsgade 29 N, København N
Subject number
Responsible for the subject(s)/modul(es)
Stine Behrendtzen
Rasmus Rahbek Simonsen
  • Purpose and learning objectives

    This elective is designed to improve the creative content skills of Design & Business students by focusing on developing written and photographic content for a variety of magazine genres. To understand the magazine format, students will be introduced to the classic elements of the genre, but the overall goal is to challenge conventions. Working in specific content teams, students will find inspiration in a variety of creative genres: from poetry to flash fiction, from abstract photography to multimedial visual expression.

    The content teams will work together with design teams from the elective module Editorial Layout. The goal is to create a magazine where design and content support each other. Additionally, the conceptual process students will follow emphasizes the tactility of the creative journey, and we will use the KEA labs to experiment with the physical form of the magazine. In addition to working on campus, students will visit different exhibitions and other sites of inspiration.


    The student will gain knowledge about:

    -theories, methods and practice in communication, strategy and media understanding.

    -aesthetic and design-related tools and techniques in the development process.


    The student will get the skills to:

    -apply, dissimilate and transform knowledge strategically — in writing, visually and orally.

    -select the right aesthetic tools and techniques for the development of the final product based on the elements of the concept.


    The student will learn to:

    -independently enter into disciplinary and interdisciplinary cooperation, taking a professional approach to the subject area of Communication design.

    -design different communication products that take into account the concept's message and set of values.

    -apply and defend anthropological methods for collecting relevant data and disseminate complex professional issues, also across cultures, in a well-argued and well-documented way.

  • Type of instruction
    Students are introduced to the creative content process through lectures, in-class exercises, peer workshops, and fieldwork. Students will collaborate closely with another elective, Editorial – Layout.
  • Collaborative subject/module(s)
  • Subject/module requirement for participation

    Academic requirement for participation
    Only students from Brand Design (INT) and Communication Design and Media (INT) can participate in this elective.

    Equipment needed to participate
    The student is expected to bring a laptop. The student must have the MS Office suite installed. This can be obtained free of charge through KEA. Read more here:åndbog/k-o#office

  • Exam

    The learning outcomes of the exam are identical with the learning outcomes of the subject(s)/modul(es)

    Exam in one or more subjects
    Subject/module is tested standalone
    Type of exam
    Oral examination
    Type of assignment
    The oral test is based on a specific assignment within the elective subject area, where the student must demonstrate an understanding of practice and centrally applied theory and method in relation to the elective subject.
    Formal requirements
    The specific formal requirements for the oral test are published on Fronter at the start of the module.
    Individual exam or group exam
    Exam languages
    The duration of the oral examination is a total of 30 minutes, of which 10 minutes are allocated to the examinee's presentation, 10 minutes for professional dialogue and 10 minutes for voting and grading.
    Permitted exam aids
    Own notes may be brought if a copy is handed out to the examiner and external examiner at the oral examination.
    Available exam aids
    Type of evaluation
    7-point grading scale
    Internal censure
    Exam criteria
    The test is assessed on the basis of the specific learning objectives that appear from the module description for the elective.
    Deadline for submission
    At the end of the module. Date and time are announced on Fronter and in Wiseflow.
    Re-examination and re-examination due to illness
    As an ordinary test and according to current rules, cf. the curriculum.
hours of teaching
hours of preparation
The figure shows the extent of workload related to the subject divided into different study activities.

In the subject Editorial - Writing and Photography (EN) you will receive 41 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 55 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 30% of your total workload for the subject.

The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: classroom teaching, interdisciplinary project-based teaching, workshops.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: reading the curriculum, group work, laboratory work.

Read about KEAs Study Activity Model

*KEA can deviate from the number of hours if this is justified by special circumstances