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Course details

This hands-on course expands on the skills and knowledge that you gained in Adobe InDesign 1 by using different tools, drop-down menus, and panels to create a more complex series of projects. You will create multiple master pages with different columns and grids, create a digital imposition, add video with sound controls, precisely position pictures, text, and graphics, and transform digital graphics. As well, you will use step and repeat to create a background pattern, span text columns, and smart link InDesign with Photoshop. You will use a pen tool to create advanced computer graphics with compound paths.






Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of MDIA 2049 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 85510


Sat Jan 07 - Sat Feb 11 (6 weeks)

  • 6 weeks
  • CRN 85510
  • $443.32
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Feb 11 Sat 09:30 - 12:30 Online

Negin Etemadi

Course outline




Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. Pre-requisite: MDIA 1049 or equivalent This is not a self-paced course. You will be expected to be available and online on the posted days and times shown on your registration schedule. It is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Please log into using your BCIT student email and password on the first day of class. You will require access to the Adobe Creative Cloud in order to complete this course. Students who are currently registered in one or more part-time courses can purchase a subscription for Adobe Creative Cloud Pro at a discount through BCIT’s new software portal If this section is full, you can add your contact information to the School of Business Waitlist:

In Progress

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • Set up multiple master facing pages so that items appear consistently on each page of a document.
  • Apply consistent formatting to objects through using paragraph and character styles.
  • Create tables with formatting specifically set for rows, columns, stroke weights, and colours.
  • Apply different transparency settings to objects on different layers for visual design effects.
  • Apply different layers to assign text, graphics and pictures.
  • Demonstrate use of filling frames proportionally with pictures.
  • Integrate Photoshop smart objects into InDesign for painting effects by applying layer masks.
  • Create an interactive PDF file with layers to view in Adobe Acrobat.
  • Create interactive buttons that control picture placements, videos, and audio.
  • Use a pathfinder panel to intersect different objects on a page.
  • Use scissors to cut different part of computer graphics.
  • Practice using a pen tool to hand draw and rotate letters around to create headlines.

Effective as of Fall 2016

Related Programs

Adobe InDesign 2 (MDIA 2049) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Media Techniques and Marketing Communications
    Certificate Part-time
  2. Media Techniques for Business
    Certificate Part-time


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