This course will teach you the principles of effective desktop publishing on the PC.
It's ideal if you're working in-house for a marketing or communications team, and it's equally relevant if you're self-employed or involved in a start-up company.
The course will show you how to create professional-looking layouts, and will develop your technical and creative skills so that you can produce successful graphic design across both printed and digital media.
This course is ideal for anyone who has not attended a software-based course before.
On this course, you will:
- have practical sessions using the latest desktop publishing software (Adobe Creative Suite)
- discuss the theory of good design using contemporary examples
- learn the technical basics of print-ready artwork
- create complete items that are suitable for outputting to laser, lithographic and digital printers
- explore layout of stationery, magazines, newsletters, brochures and webpages, with a view to producing consistent, coherent and credible communications.
What will you gain?
This course will take you from the basics and quickly develop your ability to design professional-looking documents.
Entry requirement: Whilst no software experience is required, you should be confident in saving files and basic computer functions.
“Great tutor, great variety of programmes covered – a really nice introduction to Adobe Creative Suite." FP
"Great course, feel like I've learnt so much. Would definitely recommend it." SO
Tutor Profile: Antony Radcliffe is a practicing graphic designer.
He has extensive experience in the design industry having worked with renowned international consultancies such as Ogilvy and Mather and BMP.
His creative work has been commissioned by a range of blue-chip clients including IBM, Land Securities PLC, ICI and Amec.
With specialisms in branding and identity, information graphics, b2b and b2c print marketing, Antony has also worked in retail and FMCG.
He's currently a contributing lecturer on the design programmes at Nottingham Trent University.
Click through above to book your place online.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
25 hours of quality tuition with an experienced tutor.
Certificate of attendance upon completion.
Indicative class size: 10
Creative Short Courses at Nottingham Trent University
50 Shakespeare Street Nottingham Nottinghamshire NG1 4FQ