Course Title: Prepare digital images for pre-press processing

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5351 Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging

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)


City Campus


340T Art


Term1 2017,
Term1 2018

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

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Course Description

In this course you will develop the techniques to prepare digital images for pre-press processing according to digital industry/pre-press standards. The focus of the unit involves each student processing and outputting their own digital files from photo editing software into a book template. The unit is taught in conjunction with ‘Make illustrative images for publication & display’ (CUAPHI511), which concentrates on the creation of the materials that are gathered for the book project (documentary narrative).

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUAPHI514 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 competency in the above elements.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through participation in class exercises, oral presentations and through the application of learned skills and insights to your assessment tasks. Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found on myRMIT.