Introduction to Design and Digital Imaging: Desktop Publishing

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On this course you will learn a range of 
desktop publishing skills using Adobe 
InDesign. This includes looking at basic layout composition, understanding signposting and the skills and techniques of using typography.

Booking deadline: Monday 22 April 2019

  • Starts:
  • Duration: Monday evenings for 10 weeks: 29 April – 15 July 2019, 6.45 – 9pm
  • Venue: Leeds College of Music
  • Fee: £190
  • Age: 18+
  • Tutors: Sarah Bates
  • Study Mode: Evening Classes

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Course overview

You will learn a range of desktop publishing skills using Adobe InDesign from basic layout and composition, to understanding signposting and the skills and techniques of using typography; looking at colour, grids and guides, issues of legibility and readability and printing processes. It is important to ensure visual communication and purpose is defined in your designs, to engage and interest your audience and this course enables you to gain an understanding of these issues. This will result in a self defined project to demonstrate the skills you have learnt such as a magazine cover, flyers or a CV. 

What you will learn

After every tutorial session there will be an outcome that demonstrates the skills you have learnt. This will be followed by an extended piece of work, which will be the result of the small self defined project. You will develop digital design skills as you progress through the course, a greater understanding of design and how to integrate the software to create and prepare images for print and online purposes.

Your fee also includes an ID card to access the building, as well as access to our fantastic library facilities for the duration of this course.

Who is it for?

This course is for you if you are interested in learning the basics of design and gaining a practical understanding of the packages designers and artists use to create their work.

No prior experience is necessary. 

What to bring?

We recommend that you bring a pen/pencil, notepad and USB memory stick to all classes. During the first class you will be provided with a username and password to access the macs on the course. Please ensure that you bring these login details with you to every class.

Course dates

This evening class runs on a Monday evening for 10 classes from Monday 29 April - Monday 15 July 2019, 6.45 - 9pm each week. Please note that there are no classes on 6 & 27 May 2019.

Related Courses

This programme is split into three courses:   
Course 1: September – December 2018 (Image Manipulation) using Adobe Photoshop.
Course 2: January – March 2019 (Digital Drawing and Illustration) using Adobe Illustrator.
Course 3: April – July 2019 (Desktop Publishing) using Adobe InDesign.

Participants can attend individual courses or partake in the programme as a whole. 

Course Tutors

Sarah Bates
Sarah BatesShort Courses Tutor

Courses taught: Introduction to Graphic Design, Introduction to Design & Digital Imaging

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Concessions

Current full-time LCoM students and staff receive 50% discount on all short courses and LCoM alumni receive 10% discount on all short course fees above £30. Full-time students from other institutions receive 50% discount on all community ensemble bookings and 10% discount on all short course fees above £30. Please note that in all instances we will ask for proof of eligibility.

LCoM Students/Staff

To claim your discount, please ensure you complete the relevant field on the booking form, and enter your LCoM student or staff ID number.  This will reduce the fee online.

This number will be verified on our record system before we confirm your booking.

LCoM Alumni

To claim your discount, please ensure you complete the relevant field on the booking form, and enter the year that you graduated at LCoM. This will reduce the fee online. 

Students in full-time education (other institutions)

To claim your discount, please ensure you complete the relevant field on the booking form, and enter your student ID. This will reduce the fee online. Please bring your student card with you on the first day of your course.

The conservatoire reserves the right to withdraw these discounts at any time.

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