British Columbia Institute of


MDIA 2049 - Adobe InDesign 2

Media Communications Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

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.


MDIA 1049




$450.59 - $459.16 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Fall 2019

Below are two offerings of this course for the Fall 2019 term.

CRN 32380

Tue Oct 22 - Tue Nov 26 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 22 - Nov 26 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Rm. 880



Course Outline



Four seats remaining as of Jul 20, 2019 11:20 am PDT. Seats remaining may change at any time prior to registration and payment.

CRN 34004

Thu Oct 24 - Thu Nov 28 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 24 - Nov 28 Thu 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE14 Rm. 124



Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. No class Nov 9

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

MDIA 2049 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business

  1. Graphic Design
    Full-time/Part-time   Associate Certificate
  2. Media Techniques and Marketing Communications
    Part-time   Certificate
  3. Media Techniques for Business
    Part-time   Certificate


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