Course Title: Print Production Project

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Print Production Project

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


335H Applied Communication


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008

Course Coordinator: Amanda Crane

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5007

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: Bldg 6, Level 2, Room 13

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

COMM1052, COMM1047

Course Description

This course is about magazine writing, editing and production. You will continue to explore the challenges of publication with The City Journal and an end-of-the-year magazine.  

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

You will take multiple publications from an initial concept through to production, gain skills in Adobe’s Creative Suite, including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator, learn to value deadlines and be accountable for staff in order to meet deadline.

By the end of the year you will have gained a better appreciation of the work and responsibilities involved in print production by taking an active editing role. You will have built on your professional writing portfolio.


Overview of Learning Activities

Concepts of print production and career preparation will be discussed in lectures and practised in labs and newsrooms.  

Overview of Learning Resources

Assigned on-line and in-class readings, TBA.

Regular reading of newspapers and magazines (on-line and print).

Overview of Assessment

You must reach a satisfactory standard in all components of the assessment to pass the course. Attendance is required in newsrooms. Students not attending lectures and labs will find themselves lacking in skills and information necessary to complete class projects. Your ability to use professional terms and understand industry standards will be assessed by written tasks and performance in newsrooms. Feedback will be provided through discussions and written comments on assignments. Work in this class is expected to exhibit and conform to appropriate professional standards, especially in accuracy and originality.