Media Arts and Technologies @ MiraCosta College


MAT 230 | Advanced Publishing : Output for Print

3 Units
Advisories: MAT 180
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 2 hours, Laboratory 3 hours
Course Typically Offered: Spring odd years

This advanced publishing course takes students through the process of producing and printing a press-ready publication at a professional printing company. Students explore print technologies (e.g., offset printing, variable-data printing, and direct digital printing), learn the steps required for prepress, production, binding, trimming, and finishing, and apply prepress techniques using Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator. The course includes a professional print bureau tour.

This advanced course is a must for those wishing to pursue a career in Graphic Design. MAT 230 is an advanced course in the Graphic Design Certificate and for the AA in Graphic Design.