Objectives of Coursework
• The main objective of this
coursework is to design and
produce the essential parts
of our own magazine (The
front cover, the contents
page, and the double
– By doing this, I will find out
how to make a magazine in
a professional standard.
– I will also learn certain
things that will make my
magazine look less amateur
In what ways does your media product use, develop or
challenge forms and conventions of real media products?
• My magazine uses a masthead, a strap line, and a
general layout, that is often used in many popular
magazines. The fonts for the masthead, the strap
line, and the main text are all very similar to
styles that have been used in classic and popular
magazines, (such as Kerrang, NME and Q.)
• It is developed from other magazines, as it uses
colours that are not used in other magazines
How does your media product represent particular social
• The magazine that I have produced represents
those that have an interest in the indie genre.
• The magazine attracts this particular group by
entertaining the target audience with news on
all the hottest bands...
• ...Whilst at the same time, the magazine has a
certain theme that matches the taste of Indie
What kind of media institute might distribute your product and
• If this magazine was to be published it would
be distributed to many supermarkets and
news agents, including the following chain
– Tesco Zavvi
– Budgens HMV
– One Stop Fopp
Who would be the target audience?
• This magazine is intended to be for people
who are in their teenage years, or at most
• They should also have a large interest for indie
music, or at the very least, they should be
interested in rock music
• The magazine is not necessarily intended for a
particular gender. The magazine can be for
either boys or girls.
How did you attract and address your audience?
• In order for the magazine to be noticed by a
customer, it has to have a good, vibrant masthead
and strap line. I believe that my masthead is
strong, colourful, and makes the magazine look
exciting. The strap line briefly informs the reader of
the most important things that will be in the
magazine. This all means that if the magazine is on
a shelf, yet at the back, then the masthead and the
strap line will grab the reader’s eye, and therefore
sell more effectively
What have you learnt about technologies from the process of
constructing this product?
• During this piece of coursework, I have used the following technologies:
– Microsoft Publisher
– Microsoft Word Art
– Canon Digital Camera
– Microsoft Office Picture Manager
• Although I am familiar with Microsoft Word Art and the camera, I had
never used Picture Manager before this course, and I was not hugely
experienced with Microsoft Publisher
• With Picture Manager, I learnt how to install the images from the camera
to the computer, and I also learnt how to import the images onto the
Publisher file (magazine). I also learnt how to perform a simple layout for
each page, and place text in with auto-fit.