Catalog 2016-2017 
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Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MMDP 246 Digital Publishing and Complex Layouts

4 credits

This course covers intermediate to advanced page-layout design and interactive digital publishing techniques using Adobe InDesign and other industry standard software. Students will refine design and production skills specific to publishing for print, tablet, or screen. Emphasis is placed on developing an understanding of layout formats and deliverables suitable for print and electronic publishing formats.

Prerequisites: MMDP 126  

Quarters Offered: Spring

Global Outcome(s)


Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate mastery of tools, panels, interactive features, and color workflows
  • Expertly use typography in print and screen-based publications
  • Produce high-quality graphics in a variety of page-layout settings
  • Demonstrate appropriate use of filters, blend modes, and effects for a given task
  • Create effective solutions to design challenges using the elements and principles of design including the use of grids, the golden rectangle, and other compositional strategies
  • Deliver appropriate file formats for commercially printed and digital interactive materials
  • Produce a range of different types of interactive tablet publications using InDesign panels and features
  • Create and apply character, paragraph, and other styles effectively through projects and exercises
  • Respectfully present, defend, and critique design choices in a group setting