Jun 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog Archived Catalog

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GDSN 200 - Introduction to Desktop Publishing

Credit(s): 3

Prerequisite(s): GDSN 148  and GDSN 149 .
This is a fast-paced course in the use of Adobe InDesign. The concepts of integrating imagery and type as art, identity branding, and multi-page layouts will be covered extensively. Students must be proficient with Illustrator and Photoshop because this course combines photo, illustration, and typography to create cohesive layouts. Students will finish this class with the ability to create a small magazine from concept to creation to production. The most recent version of InDesign is highly recommended. (Fall and Spring Semesters)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Identify the basic elements of design and branding.
  • Manipulate design elements to achieve a desired effect.
  • Compose an array of successful layouts from ad design to and multi-page magazine layout.
  • Create a published product from concept to final product.

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