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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Maalot Educational Network | Evaluated Learning Experience

Survey of Graphic Design I (ART116)

Formerly Survey of Graphic Design I (ART116); Electronic Production Procedures (ART116);
Formerly Preparation for Print (ART400)

Version 1 and 2: 54 hours (13 weeks).

Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.

Version 1: September 2009 - March 2016. Version 2: April 2016 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: prepare files for print including: document setup, color selection, image format selection, scanning techniques, specifying files resolution, trapping procedures, adding print marks and bleeds to files, installing printers, saving postscript files, creating PDF files, proofing proofs; preparing documents for special finishes, preparing documents for binding; demonstrate the ability to request a price quote and order a print job; maintain viable backup system of files; provide constructive criticism to peer designs; and synthesize theory with technical and creative skills to design a PDF portfolio for prospective employers.


Version 1 and 2: This course may be delivered in a classroom or online format. Major topics are: preparing digital files for print, color spaces, image formats, file resolutions, different print processes, binding and finishing techniques, creating Postscript and PDF files, papermaking processes, printing substrates, ordering a print job, working with pre-press bureaus and printers, and creating a PDF portfolio.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Art (2/11). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Art (4/16 revalidation).