MKAD1211 Adobe InDesign

Course Description

Adobe InDesign, the industry-standard software will introduce students to the concept and process of graphic design and page layout. Students learn the fundamental principles of page layout working with computers in bitmap, vector graphics, and page layout software. Students learn essential design concepts and techniques used in the design and publishing of documents across a spectrum of digital and print media. Students produce various types of design pieces that reflect industry standards using this page layout software.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize design characteristics and determine their strengths and weaknesses to include the proper use of fonts, consistent alignment, and color techniques to enhance print layouts.
  • Apply composition and layout design techniques to create various layout styles.
  • Practice the creative integration of type, text and images into formats unique to print media.
  • Differentiate among bitmap and vector graphics, and distinguish between strengths and appropriate uses.
  • Proficiently design and layout a variety of computerized print documents.
  • Import and create text with full control over textual styling, formatting and copy fitting.
  • Create and develop proficient typography and color printing techniques.
  • Research, brainstorm and sketch various layout concepts to create final layouts as part of the creative process.


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3 credits: 2 lectures / presentations, 1 lab, 0 other