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GA1313 - Design for Print

[Not offered in 2014]

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

This subject is designed to provide a foundation level introduction to design for print. It will be of benefit to anyone who may need to produce professional quality printed documentation. Topics covered include: hardware and software; technical terms and production processes; planning a DTP workflow; layout and design principles; grids and document design; type and digital typography; scanning and 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.

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.