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

DSGN 258 Prepress

4 credits
An introduction to the processes used to produce digital publications and high-quality commercially printed documents. Focus is on developing best practices in project workflow and an understanding of final deliverables suitable for tablet publications or commercial printing. Students should take this course near the end of their studies.

Prerequisites: DSGN 126  

Quarters Offered: Fall

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

  • Describe workflows and file preparation processes for ePublications, interactive documents, and commercially printed documents
  • Assess appropriate use of color (CMYK, RGB, or spot) for various types of digital publishing jobs, including cost factors
  • Differentiate how font selection, color modes, and graphic files are handled when working in print or screen workflows
  • Preflight and package print files correctly with necessary fonts, graphics, and separation capabilities
  • Respectfully present, defend, and critique design choices in a group setting

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