This course introduces students to this lay-out software and takes them through the first steps toward its use against design challenges.
The basic tools are explored, explained and put to use in short classroom exercises that allow the student to develop basic hands-on notions of its use.
Students are taught to intuitively understand the different processes and functions in order to facilitate its command, which will be evaluated in two assignments that address the balance of tools and procedures that comprise this course.
A specific array of resources and tools will be explored to equip students with a detailed knowledge of this software and its application, we explore the basics of typography, a little about its history and different applications all tailored to the needs of the students.
In this course we will give the student an advanced knowledge of pre-press output and handling of files to industry standards. At the end of this course Students will have learned how to develop a simple graphic project with Indesign.
The students will acquire an overview on how the main features of the programme works by covering all the essential tools that are commonly used, developing a hands-on knowledge of their application on actual commercial use of the programme and background knowledge relevant to typography, history and editorial design.
The students are welcome to bring a project of their own to be solved during the course.
Laptop PC or MAC: We recommend you to use a Lap Top with sufficient RAM memory and a powerful graphic card. We also recommend a 13 to 15” screen.
Computer Programmes: Please make sure you get the programmes in the same format as your laptop (for example a Mac formatted program will not work on a PC).
- Adobe InDesign – CS6 version or higher
You can download a trial version which is valid for 30 days or you can as a student at the Academy buy a student version of the programme.