Start graphic design: improve your layout skills

Course Dates: 16/09/19 - 30/09/19
Time: 18:00 - 21:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Pam Williams

Improve your layout skills with a creative approach to using Adobe InDesign. The course encourages you to take risks, be playful and explore different ways of working. Suitable for those with an interest in print based design and who have some experience using InDesign.


What is the course about?

This is a chance to broaden your skill set and create effective visual solutions when responding to a series of short design briefs. You will work with grids, type and images on structured formats and be encouraged to experiment and take risks to push your designs forward.

What will we cover?

- Importing,creating and transforming image and text
- The relationship between type and image
- Setting up double page layouts
- Working with grids in InDesign.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- import, create and transform image and text
- demonstrate an awareness of design aesthetics using type and image
- create multiple double page spreads.
- use a range of key tools in InDesign.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

The course is ideal for those who are interested in trying out different approaches in generating artwork. You are expected to have basic experience in InDesign and should be able to set up a document and place image and text.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught using a range of techniques including workshops, demonstrations, practical exercises, group and individual assistance and hand-outs. Please note the City Lit uses Apple Mac computers in Graphics.
You may be asked to undertake some work between classes to research, prepare or practice work for your projects.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

No. The latest professional equipment and software are available for your use throughout the course. It would be useful to bring a memory stick (or portable hard drive – please note PC formatted hard drives can be read by Apple mac computers, but not written to.).

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

If you would like to make a commitment to developing your Graphic Design skills you should consider VK414 City Lit graphic design course. City Lit offer a range of courses in Graphic Design, Illustration, Animation, Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign to enhance your Design practice.

General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details

Tutor Biographies
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Book your place

Course Code: VK352

Mon, eve, 16 Sep - 30 Sep '19

Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)

Full fee: £99.00
Senior fee: £99.00
Concession: £60.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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