IDG3013 - Editorial Design 2


New from the academic year 2021/2022

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Portfolio 100/100

Course content

Editorial design II consists of two extensive and complex design projects e.g. redesigning a newspaper and designing a series of book covers where the student will further develop her/his techniques and skills in editorial design. The course particularly builds on knowledge and skills acquired in the courses Typography I, II and III and Editorial design I.

Learning outcome

The student shall develop analytically, conceptually and as designer within editorial design. The student shall acquire a deeper understanding of the field of editorial design and the structuring and design of large bulks of text, design for reading, design for navigation and hierarchical design, design for text scanning and design for integration of text and images/illustrations. Technical skills for the implementation of editorial design for paper and screens shall be further refined and honed.

Learning methods and activities

Two individual 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 the semester: Passed / failed. The project(s) may then be included in a portfolio for final summative graded assessment (by a group of internal and external examiners) at the end of the third and final year (grades A--F).

Specific conditions

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

Required previous knowledge

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

  • IDG1101 Typography 1
  • IDG1010 Typography 2
  • IDG2012 Editorial design 1

Course materials

Franchi, Francesco (2013). Designing news. Berlin: Gestalten. SUPPORTIVE LITERATURE: Birdsall, Derek (2004). Notes on book design. New Haven and London: Yale University Press. Hochuli, Jost (2002). Printed matter: mainly books. Zurich: Niggli. Mendelsund, Peter (2014). Cover. New York: Powerhouse Books. Willberg, Hans Peter (1994). Handbuch der Einband-Gestaltung. Mainz: Hermann Schmidt. Errea, Javier. 2018. Newspaper design: Editorial design from the world’s best newsrooms. Berlin: Gestalten Munk, Ole. 2018. Visuel journalistik. Århus: Forlaget Ajour

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
IMT3013 5.0 AUTUMN 2019
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: -

Location: Gjøvik

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Design


Examination arrangement: Portfolio

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Portfolio 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
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