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CV1420 - Design for Print

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Creative Arts (pre 2015)

This subject will provide a foundation to design techniques for digital print and electronic documents. It will provide access to knowledge and skills associated with professional quality printed documentation and ephemera. Topics covered include: hardware and software; technical terms and production processes; planning a production workflow; layout and design principles; grids and document design; type and digital typography; image preparation; effectively combining text and graphics; utilising portable and digital document formats, storing and transporting large files and troubleshooting problems.

Learning Outcomes

  • select and utilise appropriate hardware and software to suit a range of publishing requirements;
  • select, specify and use type to suit design objectives;
  • utilise a range of design and layout techniques to enhance the appearance and readability of published documents;
  • scan, edit and manipulate images for use in an electronic publishing environment and produce PDF files for electronic distribution;
  • proof and correct work prior to commitment to print process and troubleshoot and resolve a range of basic technical and design related problems.


Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Dr Russell Milledge
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: quizzes or tests (20%); four practical assignments (20%) (80%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.