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GDSN 172 - Publication Design

Unit(s): 3

Advisory:NART,285; It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and read college-level texts.
Transfers to: CSU

This introductory course is an exploration of publication design, a sub-discipline of graphic design and uses page-layout software (like Adobe InDesign) as the principal digital tool. Topics include the principles and elements of design, page composition, creative use of typography, color, imagery and the grid, and discussion of output and pre-press considerations for print and digital distribution, as well as current methods and styles, critical concepts, and professional practices employed by graphic designers. This course includes portfolio building, with an emphasis on professional standards.

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3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

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