Center for Applied Liberal Arts

Document Design and Media Presentation

This course teaches students how to creatively develop presentation of content for specific audiences. Students develop analytic knowledge about how documents are presented, both in electronic and physical "print," as well as through media aids such as PowerPoint. While the emphasis is on actual document creation and presenting through various media, there will also be instruction on the social and semiotic dimensions of communications through these means. Practice will be aimed at different situations, audiences, and assignments and tasks to prepare the student for the world of professional design and presentation. Students also learn how writing can be effectively integrated into presentation design for greater impact and communication, including technical aspects of both print design and electronic/digital media. Students explore the elements of effective design in print and electronic platforms using charts, graphs, tables, and various images and even sounds and effects to create memorable products
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Associated Degrees