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COURSE NUMBER: BOFF217
COURSE TITLE:Digital and Print Media Layouts for Business
DIVISION:Business
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:60
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:135
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person, Online

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
In this course, students will become familiar with software and applications used for digital and print media layout. You will learn how to work with text and set up a document. Then, you will then learn how to work with frames, colors, place and link graphics, create graphics using shapes, and the how to use Pen tool. You will learn how to content elements like tables, books, tables of contents, and indexes, as well as how to prepare, package, and export documents. You will explore a wide variety of advanced design effects and techniques in order to organize ideas and create compositions that communicate a specific message.

PREREQUISITES:
BOFF130, BOFF180 or consent

NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Appraise the technical resources—digital and print media layout software—given and ascertain and evaluate the resources' value regarding project completion.
  • Compose professional visually-problem-solving procedures by formulating concepts based upon a recognition of visual and technical dilemmas. The student will be able to address problems that emerge during the production of such work.
  • Demonstrate effectiveness in collaborating with classmates and creating inspirational design work by organizing and integrating concepts from multiple viewpoints to employ an efficient work ethic and criterion.
  • Demonstrate technological skills (software application knowledge and internet research) and will also be able to recognize the flux and rapidity of technological and theoretical advances in print and media layout

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  1. Typography
  2. Text, text frames and styles
  3. Understanding page layout
  4. Layers
  5. Tables
  6. Clipping paths, transforming objects and alignment
  7. Interactive elements
  8. Multi-Page Documents
  9. Understanding color and printing
  10. Exporting and importing work
  11. Integrating work

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstore

EVALUATION:
A point system will be used to evaluate a student's progress. Points will be assigned to all work, such as lab projects, class participation, research papers, presentations, quizzes, tests and a final exam.

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Spring 2019

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