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MDIA 1049 - Adobe InDesign 1

Media Communications Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

Course Details

In this hands-on course, you will create and design content with Adobe InDesign using creative and typographic tools. You will create your document for single and multiple pages using tools, drop-down menus, and panels, set up columns, use select and direct selection tools, create layers, create colours from different libraries, create paragraph and character styles, create picture frames, apply text wraps around pictures, and check links. You will create a series of projects using all of the above tools and techniques.

Credits

1.5

Cost

$442.58 - $451.15 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Winter 2020

Below are two offerings of this course for the Winter 2020 term.

CRN 43024

Tue Jan 07 - Tue Feb 11 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Feb 11 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Rm. 890

Instructor

Paul Sawyer

Course Outline

Cost

$442.58

This course offering is full. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Full

CRN 70574

Wed Jan 08 - Wed Feb 12 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 08 - Feb 12 Wed 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE14 Rm. 124

Instructor

Rodney Kovacs

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$451.15

This course offering is full. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Full

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Create threaded text that flows correctly from column to column across multiple pages.
  • Format text by changing fonts and applying kerning, tracking, and other typographic controls.
  • Control different horizontal alignment settings, apply left and right indents, create drop caps, adjust bad line breaks, and add additional leading between paragraphs.
  • Horizontally align multiple columns of text by setting up a horizontal grid.
  • Create and apply paragraph styles that can globally update text formatting to enable a more consistent overall design.
  • Position any object precisely on a page both horizontally and vertically through defining a zero point setting and matching reference point setting.
  • Assign text, pictures, graphics, video, and music to individual layers to organize and create your content efficiently.
  • Create text that flows along a curved path.
  • Build a default preference file that assigns measurements, display performance controls, and typographic controls.
  • Create colours, tints and gradients to use in your artwork.
  • Ensure that all of your assets are available through using the links panel.
  • Use a pen tool to create graphics.

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