SRJC Course Outlines

8/15/2022 6:34:40 PMGD 54 Course Outline as of Fall 2021

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  GD 54Title:  LAYOUT AND DESIGN  
Full Title:  Principles of Layout and Design
Last Reviewed:9/14/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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This course focuses on the concept of layout design through project based learning. Topics covered include the design of: advertisements, editorial layouts, books, and digital publications. Students will learn to apply design principles to create effective layouts while using industry standard technology.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion or Current Enrollment in CS 72.11A and GD 51


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course focuses on the concept of layout design through project based learning. Topics covered include the design of: advertisements, editorial layouts, books, and digital publications. Students will learn to apply design principles to create effective layouts while using industry standard technology.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion or Current Enrollment in CS 72.11A and GD 51
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2010Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.   Create layout solutions by applying design techniques and principles
2.   Utilize grid structure and page design conventions to create effective layouts for single and multi-page documents
3.   Create effective physical/digital publication and marketing materials
 

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Students will be able to:
1. Use design techniques and principles to create successful page layouts
2. Produce single and multi-page layouts that are structured, organized and visually effective
3. Create digital publications with and without interactions
4. Solve design problems related to editorial design, both print and digital
5. Resolve pre-flight errors while preparing documents for the vendor

Topics and Scope
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I. Using Page Layout Design Concepts to Create Effective Designs
    A. Hierarchy
    B. White space
    C. Layout techniques
    D. Grid
         1. Exploration of grid and column structures
         2.  Applications to text and image layout
II. Page Elements
    A. Headlines
    B. Sub-headlines
    C. Handling body copy
    D. Considering design elements
    E. Margins/columns/gutters
    F.  Footers
    G. Layout techniques
    H. Spreads
III. Advanced InDesign Tools
    A. Tool panel
    B. Panels
    C. Control panel
    D. Master pages
    E. Type
    F.  Styles
IV. Resources
    A. Design assets
         1. Type
         2. Image
         3. Illustrations
    B. Printing and Publishing
    C. Libraries
V. Ebooks/Publications
VI.  Vector Graphics
VII. Working with Images
    A. Frame tool
    B. Shape tool
    C. Placing images
    D. Content tool
    E. Manipulating images
    F.  Images and text
    G. Layout techniques
    H. Image management
    I.  Image links
VIII. Publication Types
    A. Books
         1. Children's books
         2. Novels/Large publications
               i. Chapter design
              ii. Title pages
              iii. TOC
              iv. Indexing
              v. Copyright page
    B. Newsletters
    C. Magazines
    D. Digital publications
    E. Interactive publication - videos/hyper links
    F. Posters
    G. Brochure
    H. Binding techniques
    I.  Newspapers
IX. Cross Platform Integration
X.  Preflighting
XI. File Management

Assignments:
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1. 1-16 quiz(zes)/exam(s)
2. Class participation and critiques and/or evaluation of existing designs, designs created by peers, and their own work
3. Design for print and/or digital based publications, such as:
   a. Designing a book under any genre of the instructors choice
   b. Designing a newsletter/blog under any genre of the instructors choice
   c. Designing a magazine spread/page/mini zine/entrie publication under any genre of the instructors choice
   d. Design of a digital publication and/or electronic book
   e. Design on an interactive publication
4. 1-16 pages of weekly reading

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 90%
Design for print and/or digital based publications
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 30%
Quiz(zes)/exam(s)
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 30%
Class participation and critiques and/or evaluations


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials

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