Mar 04, 2024  
RCC Catalog 2023-2024 
RCC Catalog 2023-2024
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DDM 221 - Production Graphics

3 Credit(s)

Prerequisite(s): DDM 140 DDM 150 , DDM 160  

Course Description: Introduces students to the print production process with an emphasis on document preparation and production planning and management. Students will learn about the history of printing and the commercial printing process. The full range of the design-to-print process will be covered. Topics include paper selection, soliciting bids and preparing quotes, selecting printers, photographers and other suppliers, design editing, typography selection and copy-fitting, proper image preparation, understanding color models for print, proofing and editing, and binding and finishing techniques. Additional lab hours required.

Course Level: Career/Tech Preparatory

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • CLO#1: Identify the history of printing and the concepts of offset printing technology.
  • CLO#2: Demonstrate layout and design as it pertains to print production and creative execution of electronic prepress documents.
  • CLO#3: Identify the role of suppliers and venders in the production process. Learn to collaborate with printers, photographers and paper suppliers to get bids.
  • CLO#4: Demonstrate industry standards for all aspects of print production including: paper manufacturing, paper types and paper selection; typography, type selection and copyfitting; color models and color management for print; color separations, screen tints, halftones, film and printing. (ILO: Critical Thinking)
  • CLO#5: Demonstrate the importance of the role the production artist plays in project management.

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