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ART 165 - Digital Publishing

Credits: 3
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.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Demonstrate a proficiency in page layout skills.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency with Page Layout software.
  3. Utilize current hardware and software to develop projects for print.
  4. Demonstrate a proficiency in designing multiple page sequential design project.
Listed Topics
  1. 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
Reference Materials
Software: Adobe InDesign or comparable page layout software
Text: Adobe Classroom in a book (suggested)
Online resources
Software demonstration
Student work examples
Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 12/13/2006

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