Course Title: Prepare digital images for pre-press processing

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5316 Diploma of Graphic Design

Course Title: Prepare digital images for pre-press processing

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 45

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


320T Architecture & Urban Design


Term1 2013,
Term2 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term2 2015,
Term1 2017

Course Contact: Meredith Chesney

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9165

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this unit you will develop skills and knowledge to prepare digital images for print. Through a range of varied learning activities with a focus on industry terminology, colour management and standards you will learn how to make informed choices relating to software, processes, file preparation and use of equipment. These skills and knowledge will be applied to turn your creative ideas into print ready outcomes.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None, however this unit will be delivered in conjunction with CUVPHI529A Employ Colour Management in a Digital Imaging Workplace and will be referred to as Finished Art 1

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUVPHI530A Prepare digital images for pre-press processing


1. Consult with pre-press bureau about formatting requirements

2. Prepare files for pre-press processing

3. Wrap up and review print preparation

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment tasks will require you demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills through practical projects and/or written tasks. Assessment tasks in this course are:

  • Design Project 1 (40% of final grade)
  • Design project 2 (50% of final grade)
  • Knowledge Test (10% of final grade)