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MDIA 1049 - Adobe InDesign MAC 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

$449.58 - $450.03 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Spring/Summer 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.

CRN 28831

Sat Jul 07 - Sat Jul 21 3 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jul 07 - Jul 21 Sat 09:00 - 16:00 DTC Rm. 880

Instructor

Paul Sawyer

Course Outline

Cost

$449.58

One seat remaining as of May 25, 2018 5:04 pm PDT. Seats remaining may change at any time prior to registration and payment.

Fall 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2018 term.

CRN 32377

Tue Sep 11 - Tue Oct 16 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 11 - Oct 16 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Rm. 880

Instructor

Paul Sawyer

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$450.03

This section is only available for registration starting Wed, May 30 at 9:00 am (PDT)

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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.

Effective as of Fall 2016

Related Programs

MDIA 1049 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business

  1. Essentials of Website Storytelling
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Statement of Completion
  2. Graphic Design
    Full-time/Part-time   Associate Certificate
  3. Media Techniques and Marketing Communications
    Part-time   Certificate
  4. Media Techniques for Business
    Part-time   Certificate

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