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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: Classroom: 54 hours (13 weeks); Distance/Hybrid: Varies. 

Traditional classroom-based offered at Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations. Distance learning and hybrid options available.

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

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Online/distance learning
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: apply basic marketing strategies to product design; choose and use appropriate Adobe programs expertly; 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 and proofing proofs; prepare documents for special finishes and 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; synthesize theory with technical and creative skills to design a PDF portfolio for prospective employers.


Version 1 and 2: Topics include: Basic principles and design process of Adobe Indesign and Photoshop; students begin the design process with brainstorming and researching. All production steps and techniques to produce pictorial booklets and similar projects by learning assorted topics including the proper use of master pages, styles and auto-flow.

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) (3/21 revalidation).