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Adobe Indesign

During this course, you will work on creative projects and learn how to create exciting documents that contain both text and images, using a variety of layouts and design styles within Adobe InDesign.

Course overview

Due to the uncertainty of the ongoing Covid-19 situation, we have decided to cancel our Evening & Saturday courses for the Autumn term 2020.

We are currently reviewing the situation and will be delivering a limited number of Evening & Saturday courses in January 2021.

If you would like to receive news about our Spring term 2021 Evening & Saturday courses, please contact us (shortcourses@aub.ac.uk) and we will add you to our mailing list.

Dates

New dates for 2021-22 will be published soon

Duration
10 Monday evenings 18.00-21.00

Tutor

Eleni Dimitriou

Fee

£319

Course details

Throughout the course you will be taught how to design and create leaflets, magazine spreads, presentation books, PDFs, and interactive documents with animation and some e-publishing elements.

Your tutor will encourage you to develop your skills and teach you how to produce documents in a professional environment. You will be guided through all the production processes required, from initial customer briefing to final print. Aspects of the design process such as selecting the correct colour formatting or choosing the best typeface to use for a variety of design projects will also be covered.

You will be shown how to set-up a variety of documents, prepare and use master pages, format text and create style sheets. Further areas that are covered include how InDesign can be used to create content for the Internet and mobile devices. To support your learning, you will also be taken through certain elements of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, both of which will help to enhance your use and understanding of Adobe InDesign. At the end of the course you will have produced a varied portfolio of creative design work that will highlight the skills acquired and provide inspiration for any future design projects.

Each session will cover a specific area, with examples, and will be followed by a practical tutorial to enhance your design and practical skills.

  • Core InDesign concepts
  • Overview of the Interface and toolset
  • Typeface and Colour Formatting
  • Creating basic Documents and Master Pages
  • Creating and Modifying Objects and Styles
  • Outputting your Artwork
  • Saving for Print, Web and Devices
  • Course files and exercises to take away
  • Post-course support via email

  • To cover the key functionality of Adobe InDesign CC, the industry-standard layout and publishing program, as well as techniques for laying out text and graphics for professional publication
  • To provide the fundamentals of typography, page layout and other page design principles and learn how to apply these principles using InDesign, gaining hands-on experience in the art of successful page layout
  • To allow students to gain independence within each category taught

Find out more by clicking the profile below.

Eleni Dimitriou

Eleni Dimitriou is a Graphic Designer based in Bournemouth. She has studied Graphic Arts at UWCN and she has a MA in Interactive Media.

  • The goal of this course is to give the student a comprehensive overview, understanding and hands-on experience working with Adobe InDesign
  • All students with 100% course attendance will be issued with an official AUB Short Course Certificate of Attendance detailing course contents, and study hours

This introductory course assumes students possess no previous knowledge and is suitable for beginners, or those with some previous knowledge who wish to improve their understanding.

This course will be of more benefit to you if you have access to a computer with Adobe InDesign outside of the class in order to practice your skills between sessions.

All course materials are included in the course fee.

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Important information about evening and weekend courses

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How to Enrol

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FAQs

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Booking Terms and Conditions

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