Course Description

Discover the essential capabilities and creative applications of InDesign by learning the workspace and features. Create rich layouts and multi-column pages. Learn to combine text and graphics, including vector graphics from Illustrator and raster images from Photoshop. This course is for those who want to produce high quality documents for digital and print media.

Course Details

Course assignments are application based; at the end of the course, you may be able to use some of this work to build your portfolio.

The software used in this course is Adobe InDesign CC, which may be downloaded from Adobe at student pricing. No prior versions are taught or reviewed.

Course Learning Outcomes

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Apply appropriate layout options to create appealing graphic designs
  • Integrate type and colour, graphics and illustrations
  • Create and apply templates to enhance workflow
  • Create multipage, illustrated, professional-quality documents
  • Optimize digital images for web, print and video


  • Navigating the InDesign workspace
  • Document set up
  • Creating web and print documents
  • Managing pages, layouts and layers
  • Managing type through character and paragraph styling
  • Fills, strokes and effects
  • Working with embedded and linked images
  • Formatting, managing and transforming objects
  • Text and colour, graphics and tables
  • Managing long documents
  • Preparing documents for output



  • A minimum of 6 months experience working with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator to create and edit images and vector graphics.

Applies Towards the Following Program(s)

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Online Synchronous
W, M
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Jul 03, 2024 to Aug 07, 2024
Schedule and Location
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $849.00
Required Software
Adobe InDesign CC, which may be downloaded from Adobe. No prior versions are taught or reviewed.
Reading List / Textbook
No textbook required.
Section Notes

Classes are held online in real time (Mountain Time) at the specified time and dates.

Students will require access to a computer with the required software, Internet connection, a headset with speakers and microphone, webcam, and a monitor large enough to display multiple applications (or the use of two monitors).

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system, and Zoom web conferencing software. The instructor will post the course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students registered on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students unfamiliar with online learning are encouraged to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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