PUB3100EN - Desktop Publishing Applications

Course description

This course introduces students to the basic principles of publication design as well as to the various electronic desktop publishing technologies. Using standard graphic design and publication layout software programs the course challenges students to integrate text, graphics, and photographs to create a variety of professional quality newsletters, brochures, magazines etc. In-depth coverage of desktop publishing terminology, text editing, and use of design principles. Emphasis on layout techniques, graphics, multiple page displays, and business applications.

How this course benefits students

This course enables the student to utilize computer-based applications to combine text and graphics producing professional documents such as brochures, advertisements, newsletters, certificates, and business forms. Students learn principles of layout and design.

Why this course is important

This course is setting the stage for other digital courses to give the students a solid foundation of design software. Using design software and incorporating design principles, students can produce designs and layouts for all of their future endeavors.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Prof. Kelli Papiernik, Professor of Print Media & Publications

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

Using software to create designs that are used for several purposes in ministry or other occupations. This class provides a Biblically based curriculum that is applied to all aspects of design.

Missionally driven

The mission of this class is to use visual thinking from a biblical perspective and apply design principles using computer software for the use of ministry.

Contextually informed

Using exercises within the different programs to create different forms of marketing tools and ministry needs. Incorporating digital applications to apply design principals and to see it to a printed outcome.

Interculturally focused

Exploring different methods of communication to reach people around the world through designs of their cultures. Using cultural differences to bring a universal visual of a concept.

Practically minded

Students learn different methods to achieve similar goals. Research, inspiration, and cultural awareness can all play into the roles of visual thinking. Using computer programs and applying design principles produces powerful works of art.

Experientially transformed

The course uses the student's experience and unique needs as the gateway to visual thinking. They learn the fundamentals of design software and apply new ways to visualize their designs. Students exit this course with the ability to create any type of visual communication or marketing tool by using the tools used in this class.