ART 165 - Digital Publishing
5 Studio Hours
Prerequisites: ENG 100
This course is an examination into the digital publishing field that focuses on page layout and design: This course will involve working on projects common in the publishing field. This course will utilize current desktop publishing software.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- Demonstrate a proficiency in page layout skills.
- Demonstrate proficiency with Page Layout software.
- Utilize current hardware and software to develop projects for print.
- Demonstrate a proficiency in designing multiple page sequential design project.
- Introduction to design theory including:
- Elements of art (as applied to publishing)- line, shape, texture, space, time and motion, color, and typography
- Principles of design (as applied to publishing)- unity and variety, balance, scale and proportion, hierarchy, rhythm and repetition
- Compositional theory-symmetrical, asymmetrical, law of thirds, grid layout, and radial
2. Introduction to phases of design (may be unique per instructor):
- Research- resources, demographic and scope
- Development- develop concept through variations
- Finalize- craftsmanship, prepare file for print and/or web.
3. Coverage of page layout software including:
- Document setup, character and paragraph typesetting, Image placement and editing, color management, graphic creation, multiple page control, pagination
4. Traditional Techniques such as:
- Thumbnail sketches, folding, folding setup, paper, and binding
Software: Adobe InDesign or comparable page layout software
Text: Adobe Classroom in a book (suggested)
Student work examples
Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 12/13/2006
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