Despite the huge growth of online content, magazines continue to flourish. The industry is booming with with both business and consumer publications that cover everything from fashion to fishing and so much more. This course looks at what makes a magazine such an influential medium. It will introduce you to theories and techniques that will help you to understand how to create exciting and well-planned layouts. You will be taught through a series of lectures, workshops and exercises and will produce a cover design, masthead and a three-page layout that will give you a solid basis to explore the world of magazine layout further. The course is focused on print layout deign but will also introduce you to the potential for self-publishing in digital interactive PDF format (ezines). The course will be taught using up-to-date industry software and demonstrate the workflow between Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign to create layout designs.