IDG2014 - Editorial Design 1


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Portfolio 100/100 ALLE

Course content

The design of complex serial publications, and with a special emphasis on:

  • Information architecture
  • Copy-editing
  • Bibliographical reference systems
  • Advanced hyphenation and justification
  • Advanced microtypography

Learning outcome

The student is in possession of operational knowledge about punctuation and micro typography according to national rules of orthography, different bibliographical reference systems, different areas of scientific and scholarly inquiry, different house styles, and different typographic conventions. The student can in a purposeful and systematic manner handle hyphenation and justification parameters and micro-typographic variables both with respect to context and genre. The student can implement a design or redesign project of a journal while adhering to genre conventions, based on a contemporary and appealing visual language while aiming at a high level of practical functionality, usability and informativity, and which combines a consistent visual identity with an appropriate level of visual differentiation from issue to issue and from volume to volume. As a team member in a design or redesign project of a serial publication, the student will be able to contribute with constructive suggestions about technical and editorial development which take into account needs and preferences of readers, authors, editors and production staff.

Learning methods and activities

Combined individual project and two-person group project, with weekly supervision (formative-iterative evaluation). Sketches, the work process, intermediate prototypes and the end result with specifications (among other things) must be documented in a report -- in addition to the presentation of final prototypes.

Further on evaluation

The portfolio contains prototypes for editorial design solutions as well as a comprehensive project report.

The project is developed through weekly tutored iterations by the course responsible, and peer feedback.

Final deliveries are submitted at the end of the course. The final project is presented to the class at the appointed time.

Summative evaluation at the end of the semester: Pass / fail.

If the course is failed, a new portfolio must be submitted through the next regular run-trough of the course.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Graphic Design (BMED)

Required previous knowledge

Admission to the study programme Bachelor in Graphic Design (BMED), and having passed IDG1101 Typography 1

Course materials

  • Erikson, Martin G. 2010. Riktig kildebruk: kunsten å referere og sitere. Oslo: Gyldendal Akademisk.
  • French, Nigel. 2018. InDesign type: professional typography with Adobe InDesign CC. 4th ed. Adobe Press.

Supporting literature:

  • Few, Stephen. 2012. Show me the numbers: designing tables and graphs to enlighten. 2nd ed. Burlingame, CA: Analytics Press.
  • Joshi, Yateendra. 2003. Communicating in style. New Dehli: The Energy and Resources Institute.
  • Klanten, Robert, 2010. Turning pages: editorial design for print media. Berlin: Gestalten.
  • Lipson, Charles. Cite right: a quick guide to citation styles -- MLA, APA, Chicago, the sciences, professions, and more. 3rd ed. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press.
  • The Chicago manual of style. 2017. 17th ed. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press.
  • The Chicago manual of style online. 2017. 17. utg. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press. [requires login via Oria / NTNU Universitetsbiblioteket]
  • Vinje, Finn Erik. 2009. Skriveregler. (9th or newer edition; «bokmål» or «nynorsk»). Oslo: Aschehoug.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Design Methodology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Design


Examination arrangement: Portfolio

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Portfolio 100/100 ALLE
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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