Frock Paper Scissors [annual hard copy fashion magazine editions]

McMahon, Kay (2010) Frock Paper Scissors [annual hard copy fashion magazine editions]. [Other]

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The Frock Paper Scissors magazine (and accompanying web site, ) has been the focus of assessment in a Fashion and Style Journalism unit from 2006 to 2011 (current). The research has focused on the ways in which synergies across disciplines can be developed through student engagement on authentic projects (with a public audience). Up to 80 students from the Fashion Design, Journalism, Media Communication, Creative Industries, Business, Creative Writing and Communication Design discipline areas in the Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) work on the content, production, layout and funding for the Frock Paper Scissors magazine (and web site).

Research focusses on how this authentic assessment task has been integrated into the classes; discussing the approaches taken by teaching staff, the challenges faced, and the ways in which student learning outcomes have been improved and their career outcomes enhanced. The final output requires staff to curate a professional hard copy fashion magazine(and website) where 5,000 copies are distributed annually throughout south east Queensland, Sydney, Melbourne, London, New York and Amsterdam.

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ID Code: 46297
Item Type: Creative Work (Other)
Refereed: No
Funders: Advertisers (various), QUT Fashion, QUT Creative Industries Marketing, Creative Enterprise Australia
Material: Hard copy full color print magazine
Measurements or Duration: 64 page full color bound magazine (5,000 copies)
Number of Pieces: 75 student pieces
Location: From date: To date:
Distibuted throughout SE Qld, Sydney, Melbourne, London, New York, Amstredam 2010-11 2011-03
Keywords: Fashion , Fashion Journalism, Fashion Communication, Interdisciplinary, Authentic Learning
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > VISUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS (190500)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Queensland University of Technology Fashion
Deposited On: 03 Oct 2011 22:14
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2011 06:10

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