Course Abstract Details

CGR-250, Publication Design on Computers

Credits: 3

Course Description

CGR-250, Publication Design on Computers, builds student skills in developing aesthetic and technically refined desktop publishing materials. A workshop atmosphere allows students to learn several electronic layout techniques and develop various publication examples. Students may use several computer peripherals and many advanced system enhancements to create communication designs. Several advanced software packages are also available for use in preparing work. Emphasis is placed on composition, preparing artwork, inputting copy, and assembling documents. Prerequisite: exemption/completion of READ-091 plus CGR-105. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. Offered Spring term.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

COURSE OBJECTIVES:  In general, this course will include projects, assignments, group work, critiques or other activities as deemed appropriate by the instructor. These will be focused upon the following course objectives and used to assess each student?s successful learning. A performance level of at least 70% is considered the minimum competency level for each of the required course activities. At the end of this course, students will be able to: 

1. Create and design publications using industry standard software. (LG1) 

2. Use grids, styles, and templates in publication design. (LG 1) 

3. Create aesthetically appropriate artifacts for their design portfolio. (LG 3) 

4. Perform research on contemporary graphic design. (LG 5) 

5. Convert abstract concepts into original design solutions. (LG 2) 

6. Assess artifacts created by others. (LG 4) 

7. Apply the basics of graphic design theory. (LG 2) 

8. Demonstrate an understanding of the offset printing process. (LG 1)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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