Introduction to Print Publishing

Introduction to Print Publishing
Introduction to layout and typesetting and their place in the publications process; includes graphic design theory, audience analysis, and basic skills with professional desktop publishing application.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring
 ProgramsContaining DIGHT 230
Course Outcomes

Typesetting's Place in Publishing

Students will situate typesetting and printing within the scope of the publishing process as a whole.

Typesetting Software

Students will master the basic functions of Adobe InDesign for the purpose of typesetting various publications.

Design Principles

Students will use a set of basic design principles (proximity, alignment, repetition, contrast) to improve the quality of their publications in InDesign.

Photo Editing Software

Students will be familiar with Adobe Photoshop and some of its uses in print publishing.


Students will work effectively in groups to produce high quality printed material.