Course Title: Prepare text and graphic files for print processing

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: GRAP5155C

Course Title: Prepare text and graphic files for print processing

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5230 - Diploma of Graphic Design

Course Contact : Leigh Milward, Meredith Chesney

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9438

Course Contact Email:meredith.chesney@rmit.edu.au, leigh.milward@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This unit deals with the skills required to effectively prepare text and graphic files for print.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVCRS16A Prepare text and graphic files for print processing

Element:

1 Consult with pre-press about formatting requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Source a checklist for printing requirements from appropriate source and follow throughout preparation process
1.2 Obtain relevant specifications for file formatting from appropriate source
1.3 Ensure constraints of different printing processes (and other diffusion techniques) are understood

Element:

2 Prepare text for pre-press processing

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Save text in appropriate format for pre-press processing
2.2 Review text to ensure no extraneous or unnecessary formatting
2.3 Ensure correct use of templates used

Element:

3 Prepare graphics for pre-press processing

Performance Criteria:

3.4 Ensure appropriate scanning curve is used
3.5 Ensure colour is saved in required format
3.6 Ensure that any combined images can be edited and adjusted
3.7 Ensure all templates are used correctly


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Some learning activities will include a self-directed learning approach. Self directed learning refers to organised teacher-directed learning activities that students undertake independently, either as individuals or with other students. This may include workplace research, library assignments, fieldwork and work placements
On your timetable, this competency, in conjunction with MKGT5848 (Produce a concept from a given brief) will be referred to as Finished art.
Graphic designers or graphic artists plan, analyse, and create visual solutions to communication problems. They decide the most effective way of getting a message across in print, electronic, and film media using a variety of methods. Graphic designers develop the overall layout and production design of magazines, newspapers, journals, corporate reports, and other publications.
They also produce promotional displays, packaging, and marketing brochures for products and services, design distinctive logos for products and businesses, and develop signs and signage systems for business and government.
The application of this unit in the workplace sees an individual designer responding to a brief to produce concepts using a range of advanced techniques and media. The designer would use a wide range of tools, equipment and media and the concepts developed would convey strong conceptual and theoretical development. This work would usually be carried out under limited supervision.


Teaching Schedule



 TEACHING SCHEDULE & ASSESSMENT MATRIX 
Week   
Activity   
Performance Criteria
1‘O’ week – Course introduction
2Introduction
Overview of InDesign
CUVCRS16A – 1  2  3
3Exercise 1
Re-creation of Existing Product – DL
CUVCRS16A – 1  2  3
4Exercise 1
Re-creation of Existing Product – DL
CUVCRS16A – 1  2  3
5Brief 1
Research & Conceptual – DVD
VPAU054 – 1  2  3  4  5  6  7
6Brief 1
Research & Conceptual – DVD
VPAU054 – 1  2  3  4  5  6  7
7Brief 1
Research & Conceptual – DVD
VPAU054 – 1  2  3  4  5  6  7
8Brief 1
Research & Conceptual – DVD
VPAU054 – 1  2  3  4  5  6  7
9Brief 1
Research & Conceptual – DVD
VPAU054 – 1  2  3  4  5  6  7
10Brief 2
Research, Conceptual & Creation – Book Series
CUVCRS16A – 1  2  3
VPAU054 – 1  2  3  4  5  6  7
11Brief 2
Research, Conceptual & Creation – Book Series
CUVCRS16A – 1  2  3
VPAU054 – 1  2  3  4  5  6  7
12Brief 2
Research, Conceptual & Creation – Book Series
CUVCRS16A – 1  2  3
VPAU054 – 1  2  3  4  5  6  7
13Brief 2
Research, Conceptual & Creation – Book Series
CUVCRS16A – 1  2  3
VPAU054 – 1  2  3  4  5  6  7
14Brief 2
Research, Conceptual & Creation – Book Series
CUVCRS16A – 1  2  3
VPAU054 – 1  2  3  4  5  6  7
15Brief 2
Research, Conceptual & Creation – Book Series
CUVCRS16A – 1  2  3
VPAU054 – 1  2  3  4  5  6  7
16Brief 2
Research, Conceptual & Creation – Book Series
CUVCRS16A – 1  2  3
VPAU054 – 1  2  3  4  5  6  7
17Brief 2
Research, Conceptual & Creation – Book Series
CUVCRS16A – 1  2  3
VPAU054 – 1  2  3  4  5  6  7
18Exercise 2
Research, Conceptual & Creation – Dieline Cube
CUVCRS16A – 1  2  3
VPAU054 – 1  2  3  4  5  6  7
19Exercise 2
Research, Conceptual & Creation – Dieline Cube
CUVCRS16A – 1  2  3
VPAU054 – 1  2  3  4  5  6  7
20Brief 3
Research, Conceptual & Creation – Packaging FMCG
CUVCRS16A – 1  2  3
VPAU054 – 1  2  3  4  5  6  7
21Brief 3
Research, Conceptual & Creation – Packaging FMCG
CUVCRS16A – 1  2  3
VPAU054 – 1  2  3  4  5  6  7
22Brief 3
Research, Conceptual & Creation – Packaging FMCG
CUVCRS16A – 1  2  3
VPAU054 – 1  2  3  4  5  6  7
23Brief 3
Research, Conceptual & Creation – Packaging FMCG
CUVCRS16A – 1  2  3
VPAU054 – 1  2  3  4  5  6  7
24Brief 3
Research, Conceptual & Creation – Packaging FMCG
CUVCRS16A – 1  2  3
VPAU054 – 1  2  3  4  5  6  7
25Brief 3
Research, Conceptual & Creation – Packaging FMCG
CUVCRS16A – 1  2  3
VPAU054 – 1  2  3  4  5  6  7
26Brief 3
Research, Conceptual & Creation – Packaging FMCG
CUVCRS16A – 1  2  3
VPAU054 – 1  2  3  4  5  6  7
27Brief 3
Research, Conceptual & Creation – Packaging FMCG
CUVCRS16A – 1  2  3
VPAU054 – 1  2  3  4  5  6  7
28Brief 3
Research, Conceptual & Creation – Packaging FMCG
CUVCRS16A – 1  2  3
VPAU054 – 1  2  3  4  5  6  7
29Brief 3
Research, Conceptual & Creation – Packaging FMCG
CUVCRS16A – 1  2  3
VPAU054 – 1  2  3  4  5  6  7
30Brief 3
Research, Conceptual & Creation – Packaging FMCG
CUVCRS16A – 1  2  3
VPAU054 – 1  2  3  4  5  6  7
31Brief 3
Research, Conceptual & Creation – Packaging FMCG
CUVCRS16A – 1  2  3
VPAU054 – 1  2  3  4  5  6  7
32Folio WeekCUVCRS16A – 1  2  3
VPAU054 – 1  2  3  4  5  6  7


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Title: A Guide to Graphic Print Production – 2nd edition / [Kaj Johansson, Peter Lundberg, Robert Ryberg].
Author: Johansson, K. (Kaj)
Other Author(s): Lundberg, Peter. and Ryberg, Robert.
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, 2007.

0471761389


References

A range of learning resources and references are provided throughout the year. Additional information relating to this will be provided on an ongoing basis. A digital resource folder resides on network server. The drive is called ‘ Trumpet’ and the access address is trumpet.dsc.rmit.edu.au. Further information regarding access to this is available in the computer survival kit provided during orientation


Other Resources

See notes under references for details


Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks for this unit include some or all of the following;
Exercises
Projects
Briefs
Students will be tutored with a verbal and/or written evaluation of their progress, within class time.
A final assessment of Competency Achieved or Not Yet Competent will be given at the end of the course when students will submit all completed work.
To be deemed competent students must satisfactorily complete all Learning Elements and related Performance Criteria.
Grading will be offered in addition to, and after, competency based assessment.


Assessment Tasks

Exercise 1 Re-creation of Existing Products (DL Brochure)
Exercise 2 Dielines (Cube)
Brief 1 (DVD Cover) – 20%   
Brief 2 Book Series – 20%
Brief 3 FMCG – Packaging – 60%


Assessment Matrix


MARK TABLE
CHD Competency with High Distinction
CDI Competency with Distinction
CC  Competency with Credit
CA  Competency Achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent

Other Information

Employability skills
Employability skills are “embedded” in the units of competency in your program. This means that you will be able to develop these skills as part of your learning, and when you demonstrate that you are competent in your particular job skills and knowledge, you are also demonstrating that you have developed relevant employability skills.
For more information about Employability Skills please refer to the Program Guide.
Attendance
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.
Late submissions and single item extensions
In all courses marks are deducted for late submission unless Special Consideration or an Application for Extension is sought. If a student feels they may miss a deadline for a single item submission they may negotiate an extension with their teacher. They should negotiate the extension before the due date of submission. They must complete the Application for Extension form available for the Administration Office on level 1 B515. (This does not apply where there are a number of missed submissions due to general difficulties – see RMIT site for details on Special Consideration).
Cover Sheet for Submissions
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for ever piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges they are aware of the plagiarism implications noted below. Plagiarism is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person as though it is your own. It is a form of cheating and is a very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. Plagiarised material can be drawn from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual form, including electronic data and oral presentation. Plagiarism occurs when the origin of the material used is not appropriately cited. Is also occurs through enabling plagiarism, which is the act of assisting or allowing another person to plagiarise or to copy your own work. Please make sure you consider this carefully in completing all your work and assessments in this course and if you are unsure about whether you might have plagiarised, seek help from your teacher.
Work not seen in progress
If a student hands in any work that the teacher has never seen in class or discussed with the student prior to the submission, the teacher can refuse to assess the work on the basis of authentication issues.
NOTE: Course guide is subject to change in relation to project variations.

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