Graphic Design with InDesign - Beginners
This course is for people aged 19 or over
Faculty of Professional and Adult Learning
Level Location Start Date End Date Day Time Fee Reduced Ask Apply
Leisure Hele Road Centre Various (Please see below) Various (Please see below) Thursday 18.30 - 20.30 Various (Please see below) Various (Please see below)

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

This course introduces you to this leading graphic design software, showing you how to create sophisticated layouts and typographic control. For those with little or no experience of InDesign.

Course dates and details

Start End Day / Time Duration Course Fee Reduced Fee
27/09/18 13/12/18 Thurs 18:30 - 20:30 10 weeks £162 £78
17/01/19 28/03/19 Thurs 18:30 - 20:30 10 weeks £162 £78
02/05/19 27/06/19 Thurs 18:30 - 20:30 8 weeks £131 62

What topics will I study?

You will learn to:
• Produce accurate layouts using smart guides and align tools
• Place, scale, arrange, and organise images
• Create custom text styles: paragraph & character styles,
• Create interactive files to include buttons, links, page navigation
• Draw vector curves with the Pen Tool
• Create type on a path
• Using layers to organize content
• Wrap text around graphic objects
• Create multi-spread documents
• Export to PDF for print and interactive documents
• Prepare documents for commercial printing – pre-flighting & packaging
• Understand the basics of the CMYK and RGB colour process
• Using Master pages with nested master pages

What are the entry requirements?

This is an in-depth professional design software so is only suitable for those with good basic computer skills.

What facilities are there?

All computers have Adobe CC on Windows 7. You can use this software outside of lesson time in the Learning Centres.

What can the course lead on to?

• Graphic Design with Illustrator – Beginners
• Graphic Design with Illustrator – Intermediate
• Graphic Design with InDesign – Intermediate
• Photoshop Beginners
• Photoshop Intermediate

Are there any additional costs?

It would be an advantage, but not essential, to obtain a copy of Adobe CC whilst on the course.


It is important that you apply and pay for your course at least one week before the course starts to ensure that you will have access to all the facilities and resources in your first week.
Please be aware that there are no car parking facilities at Exeter College city centre sites, but public car parks are available across the city.

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