Montgomery College Rockville Campus
Communication Arts Technologies Department
Graphic Design and Illustration
Spring Semester 2013
Instructor: Martha Vaughan
Office hours: Tuesdays, 10:00 - 11:00 am
Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:00 am
Office located in TC Room 126
GD127--Graphic Design Workflow
This course is an overview of the print graphics industry. Production of printed material from original copy. Examination of the offset, letterpress gravure, and screen printing processes. Preparation of typography, line and halftone art, color separations, and printing plates. Recent developments in computer- and video-generated graphics.
Course Description: Production of printed material from original copy and digital files. Topics include major printing processes, preparation of typography, photography, illustration and color separations for commercial output. Also covered are relationships between cost, quality, and time constraints for printed materials as well as recent developments in digital and print process. (R only) Assessment level: RD 120. Three hours lecture each week.
Upon completing this course the learner will be able to
Demonstrate a basic understanding of the commercial printing process.
Employ terminology used in the printing industry.
Units will provide instruction on:
Commercial Printing Processes
Finishing and Binding
Final course grades will be based on
Take-home tests: 25%
Design project 25%
Final Exam 25%
The learner cannot pass this course if any of these elements are not completed.
Handouts for Unit 1:
Post Office Problems
Handouts for Unit 2:
Notes on Unit 2
Using Type and Graphics
Handouts for Unit 3:
Notes on Unit 3
Workflow Chart for Web
Handouts for Unit 4:
Notes on Unit 4
Handouts for Unit 5:
Notes on Unit 5
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