Magazine Design for 15 - 17 Year Olds

magazine design for 15 - 17 year olds
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Full-time
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 5 August 2019
  • Course duration: One week

This unique one-week course focuses on the creative side of magazine design and production.

You’ll be given the opportunity to explore ideas, photography, storytelling, marketing and art direction.

You’ll generate your own eight-page magazine about a subject that matters to you, complete with individual photography, writing and design.

No previous design or software experience is required for this course.

Good ideas and a willingness to collaborate are more important.

The course will combine lectures and workshops with photography and software sessions.

What will I gain?

In addition to an excellent knowledge of the magazine design and print industry, you’ll leave the course with your own eight-page printed magazine and the InDesign files to go on and create more issues.

The magazine, images and articles will also become valuable pieces to add to a portfolio.

Tutor profile: Lydia Garnett is the founding editor of Accent magazine, a project that looks at sharing stories from around the world through first person writing and powerful portraiture.

She also works as a lecturer and fashion photographer in London.

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:


Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

On this course you will:

  • generate ideas around what is at the heart of a magazine and what it aims to do
  • research your competitors and target audience, and look at how you can make your magazine stand out from what already exists
  • consider editorial narrative, tone of voice, layout and structure
  • discuss the brand, looking at design, style and printing techniques that can make a magazine unique
  • discuss the potential exposure and stockists of the magazine, through events, social media and a network
  • generate photographic and written content around your ideas.

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £425.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

The fee for this course is £425.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418