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CAEL3018: Introduction to Digital Publishing

This unit of study explores the boundary between artwork, publication and portfolio. The unit acquaints you with the principal tools of InDesign, a software program that has become industry standard for designing digital and paper publications. Focusing on experimental magazines and other small scale artist's publications the unit explores the visual language of contemporary publishing from an artist's perspective. You learn about the complex interplay of text, image and sequence involved in producing multipage documents/artworks through the practical experience of creating your own InDesign publication. A series of lectures and in-class digital tutorials will equip you with the technical skills and critical framework to produce intelligent, engaging and innovative output.

Code CAEL3018
Academic unit Sydney College of the Arts
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 level from CAEL or 12 credit points at 2000 level from CAST

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Engaged students with the creative possibilities of a range of publication formats.
  • LO2. Introduce students to the basic design principles that inform the layout and production of magazines and other small scale publications.
  • LO3. provide students with an introductory understanding of pre-press preparation for digital documents.
  • LO4. give students a conceptual understanding of the close links between the narrative imagination and the sequential structure of books.
  • LO5. enhance student's research skills

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.