ART 213 - Page Layout

Course Description

In this course, students gain an understanding of using the computer for the creation of publication design. Students complete several activities and tutorials in order to design a variety of creative documents that integrates type and graphics. Advanced features of computer-based publishing software for the production of multi-page color documents will be covered. Students will be given hands-on instruction on Apple Macintosh computers using industry standard publication software. Contemporary and historic styles in document layout, using grid construction and deconstruction, for composition will be introduced with an emphasis on aesthetic, technical and conceptual practices. Demonstration, discussion and formal critiques will augment studio work.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Demonstrate fundamental skills of document design in a page layout program.
Select, specify and copyfit text and display type using correct terminology.
Utilize type as an expressive and integrated element with graphics.
Apply appropriate file management techniques for prepress.
Prepare a multiple-page document for output from a service bureau.
Utilize style sheets, master pages and templates to organize complex documents
Utilize color-matching systems.
Print Postscript graphics on black & white and color printers
Solve projects in a unique and creative manner.
Produce content as an effective form of visual communication.
Communicate issues of critical thinking skills through the creation of artworks and participation in the formal critique process.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2

Course Prerequisites: ART 208 and ART 211