Mar 24, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

GA 121 - Publishing With InDesign™

Credit Hours: 2

A comprehensive overview of the theory and operation of InDesign as a page assembly and layout program for print media. Students will produce work utilizing features of the software that are essential to the production of high end print work including but not limited to color, masterpages, styles, folds and PDFs. The various lab projects will emphasize the basic design principles for portfolio.

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

  • proficiently use the InDesign software;
  • understand and describe the importance of page layout programs in the graphic arts industry to produce high end products for printing;
  • describe the impact of printing variables (ex: paper, ink, color, etc.) on the production process and your designs;
  • apply design principles, color and typography in a pleasing layout;
  • use hardware in conjunction with the class requirements; and
  • describe the steps in the creative process, and utilize them during the lab sessions to produce both hard and soft proofs for proofreading, presentation and publication.

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