Course Content and Outcome Guide for GD 141

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. Prerequisite: GD 140.

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

 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

Building professional-level design pieces will be the major criteria for evaluation. Emphasis will be placed on creativity, presentations, meeting assigned deadlines, and participation in critiques. Additional methods of assessment may include quizzes, exercises, assignments, and attendance.