Adobe InDesign Fundamentals (two days) - Nottingham Trent University



Adobe InDesign is the industry standard software for designing high quality documents, rich layouts and page designs to use in print and digital publications. It has the tools to create a range of high-quality documents across both digital and print media, including advertisements, brochures, digital magazines, eBooks, flyers, interactive PDFs, packaging, posters, publications, reports and stationery. You’ll be introduced to the main functions of Adobe InDesign as well as receiving industry level tips, tricks and shortcuts, so that you can effectively integrate images and text together for maximum impact. It’s ideal for anyone looking to produce professional quality documents for either artistic pursuits or professional projects. The course is also suitable for anyone who has completed Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator courses at NTU or elsewhere, as you’ll be able to include vector graphics and place photos into your page designs. Through practical projects and demonstrations, you’ll develop your skills in the software to create visually interesting documents ready for print or to use online. You’ll have dedicated, uninterrupted study time in our industry standard Mac suites, using the latest version of Adobe InDesign software. On this course, you will: • understand the key role of Adobe InDesign among the other Adobe applications • understand key typography points and use of hierarchy • create files for digital and print outputs • learn about pages and create master pages and grids • understand the importance of the placement of artwork and text • get tips on key compositions • create typographic style sheets • practice populating a file with artwork and type using key features of Adobe InDesign • learn how to save and export files in various formats. What will you gain? You’ll be challenged creatively with the support of a small group of like-minded people, with lots individual attention from the tutor to support your projects. By the end of the course, you’ll be confident in using Adobe InDesign to create multi-page publications for a variety of uses. A certificate of attendance will be awarded upon completion of the course. Level: Beginner Entry requirement: Whilst no software experience is required, you should be confident in saving files and basic computer functions. Tutor profile: Jason Holroyd is an award-winning graphic designer, art director and illustrator. Jason graduated from NTU with a degree in graphic design and has over 15 years industry experience, working with clients and agencies such as 4 Creative, Arts Council England and Warner Brothers Records. He has been teaching for over 12 years and is currently an associate lecturer on the NTU graphic design degree course. Where you'll learn: You will be based in the Nottingham School of Art and Design on the City Campus. You’ll find collaborative working spaces where you develop your sketches and concepts, and IT suites equipped with industry standard software including Adobe Creative Cloud. You’ll also have access to our library to use outside of your short course; whilst you can’t reserve or take away books, you are welcome to use them as a resource for research and referencing. Need accommodation? You can book a self-catered, single room with private bathroom on our city campus, right next door to our studios and classrooms.


2 weekends

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts


Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Vision impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Public transport
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Burton Street, , Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 4BU