|Content||This unit focuses on a wide range of publishing techniques related to architectural and design publications. The design and production of image and text are investigated through traditional and contemporary electronic techniques, in part by case study of selected examples of the international architectural and design press. An introduction to the potential of desktop publishing tools and their application forms the core of the unit. Typography, graphic design and print production techniques are introduced at a conceptual level and implemented through live projects. The unit raises the student's level of visual literacy in print and graphic design.|
|Outcomes||Students are able to (1) demonstrate an increased level of visual literacy in print and graphic design; (2) understand and apply the potential of desktop publishing techniques in the design and production of image and text; (3) have an understanding and appreciation of motion graphics (time-based media) and the design of interactive screen presentations using image, text and sound; (4) gain knowledge of key industry standard desktop publishing and pre-press software; and (5) gain an appreciation of micro-typography, typographic design and digital font foundries.|
|Assessment||This comprises a portfolio of work—presented on CD for screen viewing together with a printed booklet.|
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
|Unit Coordinator(s)||Dr Kate Hislop|
|Contact hours||36 (lectures/seminars: 12 x 3 hours per week)|
|Note||Enrolled students can access unit material via the LMS (Learning Management System).|