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WJEC Level 1/2 Creative & Media Unit 3o: Skills Development in Print Media Production

Rob Miller | Saturday July 25, 2015

Categories: Certificates, WJEC Certificates, Key Concepts, Digital Graphics, Audience, Hot Entries, Magazines, Magazine Design, Posters, Poster Design, Print, Print Advertising, Print Media Production, Production Zone, Print Production, Skills, Graphic Design, Mood Board, Software, InDesign, Photoshop

Associated Resources

  • Magazine Double Page Spread Flat Plan.pdf

Introduction

This is a practical, portfolio based unit where you produce work based on tasks that is graded:

  • Pass
  • Merit
  • Distinction

Print Media Production links to the Graphic Design industry sector - some Graphic Designers have an Art background, some do not but visual and creative skills are important.

You may be the type of Graphic Designer who drafts everything on a computer, which means good IT skills and understanding of software like Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator is enough or you may prefer to draft, sketch things out in advance using your artistic skills.

A good way to understand this media sector is to get involved yourself or get your school involved:

  • Download a free trial of Photoshop at home and experiment.
  • Visit local newspapers and discuss the skills and techniques used in print media production.
  • Start your own school or college magazine.
  • Ask Graphic Designers if they will come in to the school and give a talk.
  • Find out about Graphic Design competitions you can enter your portfolio into such as the RSA Student Design Awards.
  • Skillset can also help with advice in this sector.

Either way it’s a great industry - these are some of the exciting things Graphic Designers create:

  • Film Posters
  • Website design/Multimedia digital graphics
  • Magazine Covers and Magazine design
  • Logos – sometimes for corporate organisations
  • Newspaper layout and design
  • Printed adverts including billboards and flyers
  • Social Networking graphics
  • DVD/CD jackets
  • Book jackets
  • Food packaging design……

The list could be a whole lot longer.

Graphic Designers want to grab the interest of the audience with good layout and creativity but remember, with media like magazines there is a whole team involved. These all work together including writers, editors, managing editors, features editors, editorial assistants, picture editors, advertising production managers and graphic...


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