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College Catalog 2021-2022
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MACA 1055 - Digital Layout: Adobe

Credit Hours: 4.00


Prerequisites: None

(3 credit hrs prior to Fall 2005)

Design and layout problems using the software applications Adobe InDesign and Adobe Acrobat. Students will utilize contemporary design fundamentals to create a variety of single and multi‑page publications in black and white, spot and process color.

Billable Contact Hours: 6

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to generate work on a computer.

Objectives:

  1. Practice using networks and servers.
  2. Examine the basic operating system and items in the system folder.
  3. Output to various imaging devices.
  4. Practice using different storage options.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to practice methods to solve problems, approach them systematically, and explore solutions.

Objectives:

  1. Navigate through a digital document.
  2. Change application defaults that affect documents created in a computer application.
  3. Demonstrate how a page layout program can be used to combine text and graphics.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create digital page layouts.

Objectives:

  1. Use the tools needed to create and modify text in a digital document.
  2. Place and modify graphic images in a digital document.
  3. Classify typefaces.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to recognize and demonstrate professional work habits.

Objectives:

  1. Follow written and verbal instructions.
  2. Adhere to deadlines and participate in presentations.
  3. Spell-check, proofread, preflight, package for output for a commercial printer, and prepare projects properly for presentation.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE

  1. Create and format a digital document using Adobe InDesign
    1. Format text, place graphics, create color swatches, preflight, package for output
    2. Use professional problem solving techniques
    3. Demonstrate professional work habits
  2. Create and format a digital document using Adobe InDesign
    1. Typographic principles, strokes/fill, tabs
    2. Use professional problem solving techniques
    3. Demonstrate professional work habits
  3. Create and format a document using Adobe InDesign
    1. Alignment, bleed, paragraph/character style sheets
    2. Use professional problem solving techniques
    3. Demonstrate professional work habits
  4. Create and format a document using Adobe InDesign
    1. Text wrap, link text frames, scaling graphics
    2. Use professional problem solving techniques
    3. Demonstrate professional work habits
  5. Create and format a document using Adobe InDesign
    1. Mid-term project utilizing all skills learned
  6. Create and format a document using Adobe InDesign
    1. Layers, format text, gradients, color space, master pages
    2. Use professional problem solving techniques
    3. Demonstrate professional work habits
  7. Create and format a document using Adobe InDesign
    1. Research, brainstorming, composition using a grid system, multiple page document
    2. Use professional problem solving techniques
    3. Demonstrate professional work habits
  8. Create and format a document using Adobe InDesign
    1. Final project utilizing all skills learned
    2. Use professional problem solving techniques
    3. Demonstrate professional work habits

Primary Faculty
Mellebrand, Kristine
Secondary Faculty
Sarcona, Shaun
Associate Dean
Thero, Laura
Dean
Hutchison, Donald



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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