Copenhagen School of Design and Technology



Speciality direction: Brand Design, Communication Design & Media
Danish title
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)
Nanna Kanneworff
Trine Bekkersgaard Stark
  • Purpose

    The module is aimed at students with an large interest in editorial design. Students are introduced to the creative process of magazine design and will learn about the main aspects of creating a magazine concept. Everything from planning the layout, understanding the reader, ranging from deciding on a title to working with all visual content as graphics, illustrations, grids, type and images.
    Students will get a thorough understanding of the editorial industry and the whole concept of editorial design from idea to execution.


    - design theory and semiotics
    - knowledge of project management
    - trend theory
    - knowledge of graphic design
    - knowledge of identity
    - innovation processes


    - identify and evaluate tendencies and phenomena in relation to trend theory and social
    - theory in a historical context,
    - prepare a design brief based on research and data,
    - use, transform and disseminate knowledge visually,
    - apply innovative methods for problem solving,
    - apply conceptual and commercial methods


    - work strategically and innovatively both independently and in cooperation with others
    - handle development-oriented assignments within design and ideation

  • Type of instruction and practical application of learning objectives
    This module is a practice-based course combining lectures and research alongside practical workshops to encourage you to experiment with content, format and page layouts, thus guiding you through the process of designing your own magazine project step by step.
    The student will be responsible for all visual content. Meaning that all visual content must be made by the student self, anything from illustrations, photos to graphics.
  • Collaborative subject/module(s)
    On this module, students will collaborate with the Editorial - Writing teams. The Editorial - Writing students will be responsible for the written content while the Editorial - Layout students will be responsible for visual content.
  • Subject/module requirement for participation

    Academic requirement for participation
    The student must be admitted to one of the following specializations at the Bachelor’s Degree Program in Design and Business in order to choose this elective module:
    • Brand Design (INT)
    • Communication Design & Media (INT)
    • Brand Design (DK)
    • Communication Design & Media (DK)

    Equipment needed to participate
    Students must have skills in the Adobe Package and since this module is very hands-on please make sure to bring materials such as pens, pencils, paint, paper, glue, camera etc.

  • Exam

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

    Prerequisites for access to the examination
    In order to be set to the oral examination at the end of the module, the student must have submitted any bound prerequisites in the elective, as well as the written assignment with the submission deadline 18/3-2020 at 9:00.
    Exam in one or more subjects
    Subject/module is tested standalone
    Type of exam
    Combined written and oral examination
    The exam is individual.
    Type of assignment
    The exam is based on a specific assignment within the subject area of the elective, where the student must demonstrate an understanding of the practice and central application of theory and method in relation to the elective subject. In the test, the learning objectives are tested on the specific elements of the individual electives, which appear in the module descriptions of the electives.

    The written examination consists of a written documentation of processes that are prepared on an ongoing basis and submitted before the oral examination.

    The oral examination is based on one or more theoretical, methodological and practical elements from the module, with the involvement of the students' written documentation of processes.
    Formal requirements
    The written documentation of processes may be submitted as photos, products, written production or the like, which is defined specifically for each elective in the assignment descriptions when published on Fronter at the start of the module.
    Individual exam or group exam
    Exam languages
    The duration of the oral exam are a total of 30 minutes, with 10 minutes for student presentation, 10 minutes for professional dialogue and 10 minutes for grading. The specific form requirements for the oral examination are published on Fronter when the electives begin.
    Permitted exam aids
    Available exam aids
    Type of evaluation
    7-point grading scale
    Internal censure
    Exam criteria
    The assessment criterias (knowledge, skills and competencies) appear in the course descriptions for each elective.
    Deadline for submission
    The written examination must be handed in at the end of the module (approximately 4 weeks after the start of the elective). The oral exam is placed on the last day(s) of the elective. Details of the time and place for the written and oral submission will be published on Fronter or WiseFlow.
    Re-examination and re-examination due to illness
    Specific formal requirements for the re-examination and re-examination due to illness are stated in the assignment descriptions for the elective, which are published on Fronter at the start of the elective.
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 - LAYOUT (EN) you will receive 108 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 144 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 39% of your total workload for the subject.

The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: internal lecturers, workshops, interdisciplinary project-based teaching.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: searching for information, group work, preparation for the exam.

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