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2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GA 102 - Publishing I Basics

Credit Hours: 2

This course includes an introduction to the operation and components of a Macintosh computer, desktop management, and an introductory overview of fonts, color, and file formats as they relate to page assembly. Preparation of layouts and proofs with text and graphics generated by various page assembly programs.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • navigate through the operation system of the Apple computer;
  • proficiently use various Apple software tools;
  • describe the importance of page layout programs in the graphic arts industry, as well as identify different types of software programs;
  • apply design principles and typography in a pleasing layout;
  • understand the steps in the creative process and utilize them during class;
  • utilize the page layout software application; and
  • use hardware in conjunction with class requirements.

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