IDG2014 - Editorial Design 1


New from the academic year 2020/2021

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Passed/Failed

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

Course content

Bibliographical reference systems.
Advanced hyphenation and justification.
Advanced microtypography.
Designing complex serial publications.

Learning outcome

The student is in possession of operational knowledge about punctuation and microtypography 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 parametres 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 number to number 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 takes into account needs and preferences of readers, authors, editors and production staff.

Learning methods and activities

Combined individual and two-person group project, with weekly supervision (formative-iterative evaluation). Sketches, the work process, and the end result must be documented.

Further on evaluation

Summative assessment at the end of term: Passed/failed. The project then becomes part of a work portfolio and can later be choosen by the student to be included in the final presentation portfolio of ten practical design projects which will be marked by a group of internal and external examinors at the end of the study programme’s third and last year (grading scale A–F). See the programme description for BA Graphic Design for further information about the final evaluation and grading of the presentation portfolio.

Specific conditions

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

Required previous knowledge

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Bachelor in Graphic Design (BMED)
- IDG1101 Typography 1
- IDG1010 Typography 2

Course materials

French, Nigel. 2018. InDesign type. 4rd ed. Adobe Press.

Erikson, Martin G. 2010. Riktig kildebruk: kunsten å referere og sitere. Oslo: Gyldendal Akademisk.


The Chicago manual of style. 2017. 17th ed. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press.

Few, Stephen. 2012. Show me the numbers: designing tables and graphs to enlighten. Burlingame, CA: Analytics Press.

Hartley, James. 2008. Academic writing and publishing: a practical handbook. London and New York: Routledge.

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.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: -

Location: Gjøvik

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Design


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Portfolio (1) 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.
  • 1) Endelig innlevering av fysisk prototype med mere skjer fredag 20. november på Ole Lund sitt kontor.

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