Course Title: Produce Writings - Desktop Publishing

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4171

Course Title: Produce Writings - Desktop Publishing

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 105.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term1 2012,
Term1 2013

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

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Course Description

In this full year course you are introduced to the InDesign desktop publishing software package, as well as Adobe Photoshop and Quark Xpress.

This course will increase your ability to create and format professional-looking documents. It will also give you knowledge of the processes involved in printing documents professionally.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

At RMIT, Produce Writings – Desktop Publishing is delivered and assessed along with the following competencies.
CUSRAD01A - Collect and organise information
CUVCOR03A - Develop, refine and communicate concept for own work
CUVCOR11A - Source information on history and theory and apply to own work


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBP552 Produce Writings - Desktop Publishing


1. Analyse the purpose of the writing task

2. Investigate the scope of the writing task

3. Plan the writing task

4. Create the writing task

5. Realise the writing task

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to manipulate text and images to create a range of professional documents.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is on going throughout the semester. It takes the form of a series of exercises designed to develop your skills in InDesign and Photoshop, and in practical projects over which you will have complete creative control, within the limits of the brief.