Catalog 2017-2018 
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Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DSGN 126 Page Layout 1 with InDesign

4 credits
This course covers page layout design and production using Adobe InDesign. Simple to moderately complex page design will be completed using tutorials and projects. Students will improve knowledge of layout, typography, and production methods.

Prerequisites: DSGN 121  or DSGN 122  

Quarters Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring

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

  • Navigate the InDesign environment and use appropriate tools and panels for a given task
  • Use layout tools such as rulers, grids, and frames
  • Effectively use type in printed and digital publications
  • Demonstrate knowledge of design elements and principles in projects
  • Identify properties of vector and raster graphics, choose the optimal file format and resolution for given needs, and manage graphic links
  • Distinguish appropriate color modes and swatch types for a variety of InDesign print and screen workflows including CMYK, spot color and RGB
  • Manipulate layers and object stacking
  • Use special effects appropriately
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of InDesign interactive features through tutorials and projects
  • Respectfully present, defend, and critique design choices in a group setting

Total Hours: 60 Lecture Hours: 20 Lab or Clinical Hours: 40