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Course Description

This course outlines the basics of good book design in the context of evolving computer technology. The focus of the course is to equip the student with the knowledge, skills, and procedures necessary to make appropriate choices in designing books. Specific topics include designing appropriately for different audiences, selecting appropriate typefaces and sizes, making page layouts with photos and illustrations, matching visual structure to editorial structure, selecting appropriate materials, designing jackets and covers, and cost implications of design decisions. Although no specific computer application will be taught, students may be expected to complete assignments using either word-processing or page-layout applications.

Notes

All course assignments will be completed in Adobe InDesign. It is strongly recommended that students complete CDPB 212 or have equivalent Adobe Suite software (Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop) experience prior to taking this course.

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Course Sections

Class Number
5292
Type
LEC
Dates
Sep 09, 2019 to Dec 07, 2019
Delivery Options
Online  
Compulsory Fees
Domestic Fee non-credit $818.83 Click here to get more information
International Fee non-credit $0.00 Click here to get more information
Class Number
5242
Type
LEC
Days
M
Time
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Dates
Jan 13, 2020 to Apr 13, 2020
Schedule
Contact Hours
39.0
Location
  • Downtown
Delivery Options
Classroom  
Compulsory Fees
Domestic Fee non-credit $818.83 Click here to get more information
International Fee non-credit $0.00 Click here to get more information