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Adobe InDesign Basics

Learn the skills you need to use Adobe's desktop publishing and page layout designing software.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Creative Media (Moving Image and Audio) and Digital Multi-Media
Adult and Community
Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: N/A
Number Of Years:
Interview Required?: N
Weeks: 6
Hours: 2.00
Start: Flexible
Joseph Wright Centre

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Course Information for Students

This course is aimed at anyone with an interest in improving their marketing content. It is also useful for professionals looking to upskill and improve their knowledge.

There are no formal entry requirements.

InDesign is used industry wide to create posters, flyers, brochures, business cards, magazines, newspapers, presentations, books and eBooks. It can also publish content suitable for social media. 

Through this course, you will be able to understand the designing process and how to apply this to your own content creation or role. 

We will help you master the foundations of the interface, tools and menus necessary for using InDesign and will explore techniques to create professional-looking flyers, posters, business cards etc.

Sessions will take place on site, face to face. 

You will be guided through a series of practical tasks that will help build your knowledge and confidence in using the software.

Full access to Adobe Creative Cloud will be provided to attendees for the duration of the course.  

No formal assessments will take place. 

You will build a portfolio of evidence based on practical exercises, culminating in a portfolio of print pieces.

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Course Information Last Updated On: November 28, 2022 11:55 am