Course Title: Prepare digital images for pre-press processing

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5359 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


Term2 2017,
Term1 2018,
Term2 2018,
Term1 2019

Course Contact: Alistair Briggs

Course Contact Phone: +61 9925 9446

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course, you will develop skills and knowledge to prepare and process digital images and files 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 required

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

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 tasks.
The assessment tasks are:
Knowledge tests 
Production Projects incorporating design and printed outcomes

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