Course: Introduction to DTP

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Course title Introduction to DTP
Course code USII/PZDTP
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 3
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Jonášová Hana, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Font development. Font classification. DTP software. Pre-print preparations. Key concepts in DTP. Printing methods. System calibration. Regimes - colour administration. Graphical formats. Screening. Large-scale document preparation. Printing marks. Document creation technological chain. Font sizes, sections and modification. Working with selected programming products.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Methods of individual activities, Laboratory work
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to provide introduction to computer typography, focusing on the sequence of activities in designing large- scale text and mixed documents, as well as the document´s esthetical appearance. The course provides an introduction to the concept of working with the InDesign, Publisher and Photoshop programmes, and summarises the basic principles for processing large-scale documents.
Students will learn how to effectively work with products widely used in practice and will be able to create and edit different types of materials or to prepare a presentation at a suitable level.
Prerequisites
Basic skills in PC utilization and MS Word utilization.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination, Home assignment evaluation, Discussion, Systematic monitoring

Assignment: successfully elaborated tasks, written test (at minimum 60 %) and successful defence of a project. Detailed information will be provided during the first lecture and in Stag.
Recommended literature
  • Adobe team. Adobe Photoshop 7.0 - Classroom in a Book. Adobe Press, 2002.
  • Blažej B. Grafická úprava tiskovin. SPN Praha, 1991.
  • Dvořáková, Zdenka. DTP a předtisková příprava : kompletní průvodce od grafického návrhu po profesionální tisk. Brno: Computer Press, 2008. ISBN 978-80-251-1881-8.
  • Horný, S. Technologie zpracování textu a grafiky DTP2. VŠE Praha. ISBN 80-7079-715-0.
  • Jonášová, Hana. Základy prezentace informací : pro kombinovanou formu studia.. Pardubice: Univerzita Pardubice, 2008. ISBN 978-80-7395-110-8.
  • Kočička, Pavel. Praktická typografie. Brno: Computer Press, 2004. ISBN 80-7226-385-4.
  • Kopecká, I., Nejedlý, V. Průzkum historických materiálů. Grada, Praha, 2005.
  • Pecina, Martin. Knihy a typografie. Brno: Host, 2011. ISBN 978-80-7294-393-7.
  • Pírková, Kateřina. Microsoft Word 2010 : podrobná uživatelská příručka. Brno: Computer Press, 2010. ISBN 978-80-251-3033-9.
  • Šalda, J. Od rukopisu ke knize. SNTL Praha, 1983.


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