Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
GD 141
Course Title:
Digital Page Design 2
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Course Description

Covers layout and design of multi-page printed documents. Includes interactive page elements, prepress and output, file management and industry-standard design processes. Department permission required. Prerequisites: GD 116, GD 122, GD 140, GD 150. Prerequisites/concurrent: GD 124, GD 160.

Addendum to Course Description

A grade of a "B" or better is required for placement into the second year of the program.

Intended Outcomes for the course

 Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Produce multiple-page printed and interactive communication materials using industry-standard page layout software.
  • Organize type and images with grids used by professional designers.
  • Create printed communication materials which reflect an awareness of contemporary design trends.
  • Employ a systematic, file-naming convention for organization of the large number of project elements and files associated with a typical multipage project in the workplace.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Design and produce various size, multipage layouts using professional page layout software.
Digital Technical Skills Exam

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Technical Efficiency
Industry Methods
Global vs. Local

Managing multi-page elements and data


  • Efficiently using the multi-page tools of the software.
  • Develop layouts through process-driven methods.
  • Utilize software grid tools in multiple-page layouts.
  • Globally manage type and images in multipage layouts.
  • Format repetitive text elements using Paragraph and Character Styles.
  • Create visually current layouts.
  • Organize digital files and project materials in a systematic manner.
  • Build files that print successfully.
  • Follow all required specifications.