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EN 201 - Writing for Graphic Publications

Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to enable students to write accurately as well as design advertising campaigns, create brochures, write newsletter copy, develop magazine covers and research data. Analysis of publications, proofreading for errors, application of copy editing techniques and evaluation of print media are also included. MAC and some PC platforms utilized. This is a required course for the Visual Communication Technology— Graphic Arts & Printing Program.

Course Outcomes
At the completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • apply accurate punctuation and utilize specific grammar rules on copy for variety of publications including brochures, newsletters, advertisements, posters, forms, packaging and magazines;
  • create communication strategies for each of the publication types: brochures, newsletters, advertisements, posters, forms, packaging and magazines;
  • read and assess publication copy for accurate grammar and punctuation usage;
  • apply both MAC for graphic programs and PC computers for proofreading, copywriting and grammar applications;
  • research topic in LRC for individual tasks and team ad campmgn;
  • differentiate between and select appropriate language for compression techniques, figurative expressions, accurate syntax and accurate diction;
  • create an ad campaign as part of a peer team, including paper mechanics, aesthetics, design; and
  • analyze and create a market evaluation of similar products to relate to efficacy of “created product.”

Prerequisites: EN 110 or permission of the instructor.
F/S (S)