Certificate in Publication Design and Production

First Media Professional Learning Centre Pte Ltd


Course introduction

Publication design fundamentals Students will explore the fundamentals of what makes a publication successful to the technicalities of publishing design. They will also investigate and research commercial publications that are already successful, and will study commercial printing press , and magazine layout design. Areas that will be covered will include.



Course Outline


Week 1 - History of Desktop Publishing
Week 2 - Grid System / Editorial Design / Presentation
Week 3 - InDesign Techniques 1 (Layout, colour manipulation and concept)
Week 4 - InDesign Techniques 2 (Shapes, lines and other design fundamentals)
Week 5 - InDesign Techniques 3 (Design principles and theme creation)
Week 6 - InDesign Techniques 4 (Idea generation, project consultation and mock-up)
Week 7 & 8 - Project Development
Week 9, 10 & 11 - Project Consultation
Week 12 - Presentation



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Trainer Profile


Junie Tang

"Junie attained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Visual Communication from the University of Western Sydney in 2001. Junie's outstanding academic achievement has placed her in the top 15 per cent of the undergraduates in that year.
Since then, Junie has worked for more than 8 years as Creative Head in the media and design industry. She was previously the creative brain in several high profile publications including 'Ai', 'Woman's World', 'HOTstuff' and 'Steer'. As a prolific practitioner in design, she was also responsible for developing several international promotional campaigns for several multi-national corporations.
As a teaching staff with the FMDS Visual Communication faculty, she specialises in teaching Design Fundamentals, Design Studies, Principle of Design, Design Specialisation and Design Appreciation at Diploma and Advanced Diploma levels."



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