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Research into Music magazine front

covers, contents and 2 page article

Download of 12 music magazine front

covers (a variety of music genres)

Download of 12 music magazine content

pages (a variety of music genres)

Download of 12 music magazine double

page spreads (a variety of music genres)

Detailed analysis of 4 music magazine

front covers

Audience research questionnaire into

Music Magazines and analysed results (pie
charts etc.)

Decide on the genre of Music magazine

you will produce

Buy 2 music Magazines, one must be from

your music genre magazine

Audience research questionnaire into your

genre results analysed

Download of 5 music magazine front

covers (your genre)

Oct week 1

week 2

week 3

Download of 5 music magazine content

pages (your genre)

Download of 5 music magazine double

page spreads (your genre)

Detailed analysis of 2 music magazine

front covers, content pages & double page
spreads (your genre)

Flat planning for 2 existing music


Presentation of Case Study of a music


Main Task: Music Magazine Planning

Media Pack/Reader Profile for own

magazine (could also include existing
media packs/reader profile to support)

Organisation of music
artists/bands/models (Photoshoot calendar
of models and contact details (could also
include screen prints of emails sent)

Organisation of location (location recce,

images of locations used and written
description about why the locations are

Organisation of props and costumes

(costume and prop list, photos of props
and costumes with written analysis of why
they are appropriate and the meaning

Evidence of drafting for masthead, layout,

mode of address, colour scheme for all

Evidence of storyboard style drawings for

shot types to be used in Photoshoot to
support choice of shot and meaning
conveyed (post-it notes would be
appropriate here)

Audience research mood board

Continued audience feedback

Timeline outlining what you need to do

and when

Flat planning for whole magazine

(evidence of drafting is also appropriate

Personal learning and evaluation of

research and planning into music

Production Task: Music Magazine

Evidence of original photography (framing

a shot, including and excluding elements
as appropriate; using a variety of shot
distances as appropriate, selecting miseen-scne including colour, figure, lighting,
objects and setting)

Evidence of manipulation of photographs

Evidence of manipulating photographs as

appropriate to the context for
presentation, including cropping and
resizing and use of ICT (Photoshop etc.)
Screen prints would help here.

shooting material appropriate to the task


A 2 page written article and accurately

using language and register

Showing understanding of conventions of

layout and page design and appropriately
integrating illustration and text.

Showing awareness of the need for variety

in fonts and text size

Using ICT appropriately for the task set.

Front page*

Contents page*

Double page spread*

Evaluation Task: Music Magazine

Evaluations must be done electronically (it

is suggested that you do this in a
PowerPoint and or Prezi, using still shots
and screen prints to support your written

Evaluation of final front cover

Evaluation of final contents page

Evaluation of final double page spread

Response to question: In what ways does

your music magazine use, develop or
challenge forms and conventions of real
music magazines?

Response to question: How does your

music magazine represent different social

Response to question: What kind of media

institution might distribute your music
magazine and why?

Response to question: Who would be the

audience for your music magazine?

Response to question: How did you

attract/address your audience?

Response to question: What have you

learnt about technologies from the
process of constructing this music

Response to question: Looking back at

your preliminary task, what do you feel
you have learnt in the progression from it
to the full production?

Audience feedback of final music


Reflection of audience feedback of final

music magazine

Neatly presented and well organised blog

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half term
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