Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

CA 132 - Page Composition

  • Prerequisite: CA 121 and CA 122

CA majors only. Page Composition is a design and layout course for preparing digital fi les primarily for off set print production while addressing web layout diff erences. Emphasis is on composing layouts for brochures, newspaper ads and other print formats incorporating special effects, as well as single, spot and full color separations and trapping.

4 hrs. lect. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of CA 132, the student will be able to:

  • Identify and understand composition as it applies to the various print and web formats.
  • Demonstrate and apply design and color theory vocabulary to compositions.
  • Demonstrate the ability to "set-up: column grids; pagination; margins. gutters, leading headings, etc. according to job specifications/ticket.
  • Demonstrate and apply the appropriate techniques and rules of page design for: text alignment; element positioning; cropping graphics electronically; scaling; trapping.
  • Demonstrate the ability to import: I) text/copy from word processing. 2) scanned graphics/photos and 3) graphics from an existing file into a publication according to job specifications.
  • Demonstrate and apply the appropriate techniques to proof edit and make corrections/adjustment to respective files.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of appropriate usage of fonts for print as well as the web that includes postscript's screen and printer fonts true type, and open type fonts.
  • Demonstrate an understanding and the ability to preflight and package files for output.
  • Demonstrate an understanding and the ability to color proof:

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