Visual Communication Technology 2

Course code DESN2260Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT

This course aims to familiarise students with the practical and professional skills that they require when preparing design and art work for print. Students will gain an understanding of prepress and the physical requirements of the printing process from traditional techniques to digital printing, along with specialist print services and paper selection.

Not available in 2015

Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn completion of this course, students will:
1 be able to understand and operate technologies appropriate to the tasks given;
2 be able to apply fundamental imaging technology to the making of digital art
3 be able to design and prepare artwork for a specified purpose;
4 have an understanding of how to prepare computer generated art work files for specific pre-press functions
5 display an ability to communicate with service providers to graphic designers;
6 demonstrate an understanding of how to make use of trade houses or bureau services;
7 analyse the effect of technology on the graphic arts industry in terms of pre-press and the use of computer input and output devices.
ContentTopics include:
1 layout and design for print;
2 computer assisted print production;
3 traditional print productions;
4 cost estimating;
5 colour selection and specification;
6 inks and print media;
7 specialised printing techniques;
8 colour separation;
9 print terminology;
10 proofing;
11 digital fonts.
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeDESN1300, DESN2100
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Student Projects
Computer Lab
Assessment Items
Quiz - Class
Contact HoursComputer Lab: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term