Course Content and Outcome Guide for GD 141
- Course Number:
- GD 141
- Course Title:
- Digital Page Design 2
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Course DescriptionCovers 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 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
Design and produce various size, multipage layouts using professional page layout software.
Digital Technical Skills Exam
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Global vs. Local
Managing multipage elements and data
- Efficiently using the multipage 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.