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.
In addition to these sessions on campus, there'll also be an online after-care session with your tutor and the group to discuss any technical questions you have.
Entry requirement: Whilst no software experience is required, you should be confident in saving files and basic computer functions.
Where you'll learn: You will be based in the 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.
Here's what some of our previous attendees have said:
“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.
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Need accommodation for the summer?
You can book a self-catered, single room with private bathroom on our city campus, right next door to our studios and classrooms.
Information on booking accommodation can be provided once your place on the course is confirmed.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
One week of quality tuition with an experienced tutor.
Certificate of attendance upon completion.
Indicative class size: 10
1 week (10:00am to 4:00pm)
This craft course provider has been awarded Silver status for receiving 5 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.
They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.