Desktop Publishing

Desktop Publishing: This is an introductory course that provides students with a basic understanding of the field of desktop publishing. Additional topics may include design, word processing and the use of extra equipment.

  • Illustration: Adobe Illustrator and Corel Draw will be taught in this class. Students can experiment with creating and modifying basic shapes and lines, along with working with textures and text.
  • Graphic Communications: The purpose of this course is to teach students about the theories behind using design as a means of communication, along with teaching them how to use tools to implement effective design strategies.
  • Digital Imaging: Some topics that may be covered in this course include the use of Photoshop to create and edit images, while exploring both the technical and aesthetic aspects of image manipulation.
  • Layout and Design: This course provides an overview of page layout and design, while incorporating other facets, such as typography, color and the use and placement of images.
  • Printing Technology: Printing processes are an important part of desktop publishing. Students may learn how to prepare projects for printing, which includes layout and design, assembling images, platemaking and graphics preparation.