During this short course we will cover designing publication layouts, curating content, and other specialist skills such as bookbinding and typography, to produce a completed, handmade zine.
You will learn through exploration and research, experimentation and bringing your personal interests on board. There will be several small projects that culminate in creating your own individually designed zine.
What is a zine?
A zine (short for magazine or fanzine - pronounced “zeen”) is usually a low-cost, self-made publication that can showcase anything. They can be traced back to science fiction fans in the 1950’s and the British punk movement of the 1970’s. They are now made and distributed by artists, illustrators and designers alike.
Who should attend this course?
This course is ideal for young students looking to study illustration, graphics, design or fine art. An interest in art and design is preferable but no previous knowledge is necessary.
Please note: this course is for students aged 16 to 18 years old
By the end of this course students should:
Clear, easy to understand lessons:
Experience life on campus
A certificate of completion:
Please bring to the course:
During this course you will learn how to produce your own zine through a hands-on, non-digital approach. You will experiment with formats, techniques and different ways of making work including self-led and short group projects.