Montgomery College Rockville Campus
Communication Arts Technologies Department
Graphic Design and Illustration
Spring Semester 2014

Instructor: Martha Vaughan
240.567.7521
martha.vaughan@montgomerycollege.edu
http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/~mvaughan/

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

Objective
Process of production in graphic communications and use of terminology employed in the industry. Topics include an explanation of key productions terms, identifying applications for tasks at hand, major printing processes, preparation of typography, photography, illustration, and color for commercial output. Also covered are relationships between cost, quality, and time constraints for production, as well as recent developments in digital and print process.

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:
Planning
Typography
Photography
Color
Paper
Inks
Commercial Printing Processes
Pricing
Finishing and Binding

Grades
Final course grades will be based on

Take-home tests:                                   20%
Notebook                                                40%
Design project                                        20%
Final Exam                                              20%

The learner cannot pass this course if any of these elements are not completed.

Download GD 127 Graphic Design Workflow Syllabus, Spring 2014


Handouts for Unit 1:
Assignment
Compelling Quality
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
Workflow Chart for Web

Handouts for Unit 4:
Notes on Unit 4

Handouts for Unit 5:
Notes on Unit 5

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