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Course Number:
GD 141
Course Title:
Digital Page Design 2
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
60
Lab Hours:
0

Course Description

Covers layout design of multi-page printed documents. Includes interactive page elements, prepress and output, file management, and industry-standard design processes. The PCC Graphic Design department recommends that students take GD 140 and GD 141 courses in consecutive terms. Prerequisites: GD 116, GD 122, GD 140, GD 151. Prerequisites/concurrent: GD 124, GD 160, GD 182.

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 communication materials for print and interactive digital use employing the advanced tools and techniques of industry-standard page layout software.

  • Develop and apply a visual theme using master pages to unify and strengthen the grid across multiple-page layouts.

  • 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 multiple-page project in the workplace.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Design and produce various size, multi-page layouts using professional page layout software.

  • Digital technical skills exam

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

THEMES
Technical Efficiency
Design
Industry Methods

CONCEPTS
Workflow
Global vs. Local Changes
Detail

ISSUES
Managing Multi-page Elements and Data
Organization
Accuracy

SKILLS

  • Use the multi-page tools of the software efficiently

  • Develop layouts through process-driven methods

  • Utilize software grid tools in multiple-page layouts

  • Manage type and images globally in multi-page 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