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CMG- 141 Cross-Media Graphics (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Overview of the cross-media graphics field and careers. Hands-on introduction to the graphics process from design through delivery. Use of graphics software to design and develop projects for cross-media, multi-channel distribution - print, web, email and mobile. Printing processes, bindery and finishing operations, and specifying printed products and non-print graphic services.

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CMG- 151 Graphics Software Tools (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Graphics software tools and processes for production/development of print and non-print graphics projects. Software features and application, image capture/creation, page layout, web development, imposition principles, proofing, and platemaking.

Prerequisite: take CMG-141

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CMG- 251 Premedia Graphics Production (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Optimization of digital creation, capture and manipulation of graphics for print and digital distribution. Premedia systems, workflow, color theory, digital photo, bitmap and vector graphic creation and editing.File and font management, document layout, automation, proofing, preflight and submission of files for output.

Prerequisite: take either CMG-151 or DES-220

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CMG- 266 Press Systems (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Imaging of various substrates utilizing common printing processes. Offset lithography, flexography, gravure, and digital reproduction methods.Image carriers, press systems, process control, ink, toners, and substrates.

Prerequisite: take CMG-141

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CMG- 270 Postpress Operations (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Current and emerging technologies for postpress operations in bindery and finishing. Postpress production and job planning from the postpress perspective. Quality control tools and techniques as applied to postpress operations.

Prerequisite: take CMG-141

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CMG- 349 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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CMG- 351 Cross-Media Personalization (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Software, systems and processes used to plan and produce personalized and integrated cross-media (Web, print, e-mail, mobile, digital media) marketing/promotion campaigns. Databases, layout issues, dynamic content (text,images, charts and graphs), scripting, automation, variable data digital printing and personalization, through design platforms and web storefront interaction.

Prerequisites: take CMG-251 and ICT-375

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CMG- 355 ePublishing (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Techniques and processes for creating published digital media. Design considerations, file formats, digital asset and rights management, digital publishing standards and issues specific to long documents. Portable Document Format files, eBook formats and other standards for digital documents. Extensible Markup Language (XML) in print and digital media workflows.

Prerequisite: take CMG-251

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CMG- 362 Screen and Specialty Printing (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Screen, and other specialty printing on a variety of substrates. Wide format, three-dimensional, lenticular, cut vinyl graphics, dye sublimation, pad printing, laser marking/engraving, issues and process-control concerns unique to these image transfer methods. Special course fee applies.

Prerequisite: take CMG-141

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CMG- 367 Color Management (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Industry Standards-based color management practices for accurate color reproduction throughout both RBG and CMYK workflows. Colorimetric and densitometric analysis, device calibration, and profiling strategies. Color management applications, devices and best practices for controlling image capture, image display, electronic publishing, soft proofing and printing.

Prerequisites: take CMG-251 and CMG-266 and take either STAT-130 or STAT-320

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CMG- 368 Print Optimization (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
The application of industry specifications to optimize print reproduction. Instrumentation, press fingerprinting and applied color management.

Prerequisite: take CMG-367

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CMG- 380 Cross-Media Estimating and Planning (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Cross-media graphics workflow management issues including cost of production or services, estimating practices, planning and scheduling of both print and non-print graphic projects.

Prerequisites: take CMG-251, CMG-266 and CMG-270

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CMG- 443 Cross-Media Practicum (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Integration of all cross-media graphics processes in the design and production of print and non-print graphic products and services for clients in the university community. Special emphasis on the process and workflow management roles of estimating, customer service, scheduling, planning, production supervision and quality control.

Prerequisites: take CMG-380

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CMG- 445 Publication Production (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Cross-discipline work teams experience integration of creative, technical and managerial skills to design, plan, schedule, produce and distribute print and digital versions of a publication.

Prerequisite: take CMG-355

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CMG- 449 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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CMG- 482 Graphics Workflow Automation (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Emerging trends in graphics workflow automation. Utilization of Job Definition Format (JDF) files to streamline digital workflow and integrate with production and management information systems. Asset management integration, file preflighting and repair, scripting, Web-to-Print integration, and workflow customization.

Prerequisites: take CMG-380

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CMG- 495 Cross-Media Seminar (3.00 cr.)
Global Perspective
Repeatable: Yes
Overview of the graphic communications industry; its size, market segments, profitability and organization. Research and analysis of company annual reports. Strategic planning, management and leadership, industry trends and forecasts, trade organizations, news and other information sources. Impact of technology, global issues, and competing information distribution channels.

Must be Senior level or higher

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CMG- 551 Cross-Media Personalization (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Software, systems and processes used to plan and produce personalized and integrated cross-media (Web, print, e-mail, mobile, digital media) marketing/promotion campaigns. Databases, layout issues, dynamic content (text,images, charts and graphs), scripting, automation, variable data digital printing and personalization, through design platforms and web storefront interaction.

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CMG- 555 ePublishing (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Techniques and processes for creating published digital media. Design considerations, file formats, digital asset and rights management, digital publishing standards and issues specific to long documents. Portable Document Format files, eBook formats and other standards for digital documents. Extensible Markup Language (XML) in print and digital media workflows.

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CMG- 562 Screen and Specialty Printing (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Screen, and other specialty printing on a variety of substrates. Wide format, three-dimensional, lenticular, cut vinyl graphics, dye sublimation, pad printing, laser marking/engraving, issues and process-control concerns unique to these image transfer methods. Special course fee applies.

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CMG- 568 Print Optimization (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
The application of industry specifications to optimize print reproduction. Instrumentation, press fingerprinting and applied color management.

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CMG- 580 Cross-Media Estimating and Planning (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Cross-media graphics workflow management issues including cost of production or services, estimating practices, planning and scheduling of both print and non-print graphic projects.

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CMG- 643 Cross-Media Practicum (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Integration of all cross-media graphics processes in the design and production of print and non-print graphic products and services for clients in the university community. Special emphasis on the process and workflow management roles of estimating, customer service, scheduling, planning, production supervision and quality control.
Instructor's consent

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CMG- 645 Publication Production (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Cross-discipline work teams experience integration of creative, technical and managerial skills to design, plan, schedule, produce and distribute print and digital versions of a publication.
Instructor's consent

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CMG- 682 Graphics Workflow Automation (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Emerging trends in graphics workflow automation. Utilization of Job Definition Format (JDF) files to streamline digital workflow and integrate with production and management information systems. Asset management integration, file preflighting and repair, scripting, Web-to-Print integration, and workflow customization.

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CMG- 695 Cross-Media Seminar (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Overview of the graphic communications industry; its size, market segments, profitability and organization. Research and analysis of company annual reports. Strategic planning, management and leadership, industry trends and forecasts, trade organizations, news and other information sources. Impact of technology, global issues, and competing information distribution channels.

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