TCN807 - Document and Graphic Design

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Subject Title
Document and Graphic Design

Subject Description
This course allows students to develop a command of design principles and production processes using a leading desktop publishing application. Content covers both the principles of document design and the practical skills of desktop publishing. Students explore graphic and visual design elements in addition to page layout, styles, themes, and graphic use. A final project and portfolio piece incorporate all aspects of technical writing learned in the program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Recognize the importance of purpose, audience, and medium in document design.
2. Employ professional strategies of page design in the areas of type, space, and arrangement.
3. Use styles and templates to prepare a final document.
4. Apply the elements and principles of document design to create press-ready copy and artwork.
5. Integrate illustrations and photography into a technical document to achieve business objectives.
6. Design page layout and text of a long document for printed publication.
7. Construct a printed publication for business purposes.

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