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COM-363-90, Publication Design & Publish (SP13)

INSTRUCTOR: Joseph Faura

SCHEDULE/DAY/TIME: M+W 1:00-2:15pm / HYBRID

CONTENT:

This is a web-assisted course that provides extensive laboratory practice in print media design principles and development of skills required to manipulate illustration and desktop publishing software packages. Studies newspaper, magazine, newsletter, brochure and advertising designs and issues of convergence to the Web. Extensive workshop and laboratory work. Opportunities provided to produce materials for the professional portfolio. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

By the end of the course students will be able to: state, identify and apply the basic principles of design, state the various design strategies used in various types of publications and utilize those in creating a design, use proper terminology when analyzing/discussing a design, create various publications using the Adobe Create Suite, and identify the proper software to use based on the type of project.

METHODS:

Online tutorials, readings, hands-on practice. We will be meeting about five times during the semester. The first day of class is MANDATORY.

REQUIREMENTS AND ASSIGNMENTS: 

Quizzes: 20%, Assignments: 20%, Design Analysis: 15%, Projects: 40%, Participation: 5%

REQUIRED TEXT(S) OR MATERIALS: 

  • The Non-Designer’s Design Book by Robin Williams, 2008 3rd Edition
  • Lynda.com subscription (more details given on first day of class)

RECOMMENDED READINGS OR MATERIALS: 

  • File storage/Transport (USB Flash Drive)

READINGS AND/OR ASSIGNMENTS TO BE DONE PRIOR TO THE FIRST CLASS:

NONE