Focusing on desktop and electronic publishing this course provides the skills and knowledge to enter the diverse field of electronic publishing (pre-press). Students will develop practical, technical and theoretical skills for use in the pre-press sector of the printing and graphic arts and multimedia industries. Outcomes include creating and preparing websites and printed material for business, such as flyers, brochures, newsletters, business cards, DVD covers and labels, magazine covers, newspapers and many more publications. Students will also complete the Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts (Desktop Publishing) which has been embedded into the program.
If you want a career in Electronic Publishing, then study the Certificate IV in Printing and Graphic Arts (Multimedia). Focussing on desktop and electronic publishing, successful completion of the course will qualifyyou to:
-Design and create complex publications such as newsletters, flyers, posters, brochures, business cards, logos, catalogues, magazines and others.
-Be proficient with industry standard DTP software such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat and InDesign, basic Internet publishing using HTML, Dreamweaver and Flash and QuarkXpress page layout software.
-Be able to work across both PC and Apple Mac computer platforms although the bulk of the program is delivered on PC
-Understand digital imaging for publications and online applications
-Understand Prepress and the requirements of commercial printing
-Understand printing methods and publications binding and finishing.
Full-time: 1 year
Year 12 (VCE) or Mature Age Entry
Direct to the Institute – Interview may be required.
Graphic Design and Layout 1 & 2, Typography and Layout 1 & 2, Prepress Multimedia 1 & 2, Scanning, Digital Imaging, Digital Output 1 & 2, Printing Industry Structure and Methods
Graduates will have the skills and knowledge that should assist them to find employment within the Electronic Publishing industry or as a private business. These areas cover Computer Operator’ Desktop Publisher; Electronic Publishing Operator; Multimedia Electronic Design.
Further Education Opportunities
Students will receive a range of exemptions for entry into the dual award Diploma of Information Technology (Multimedia/Website Development).