Learn the skills to create industry standard graphics, for print and online. This course will take you through the popular Adobe tools used in the industry, so you can get up and running.
You will learn essential techniques Desktop Publishers use for print media such as brochures and books, designing logos, creating pdf documents and more. This part-time course concentrates on the fundamentals of the Adobe platforms essential for the desktop industry and people in marketing and communications roles.
Desktop publishing (DTP) is a system or process for designing, editing, and producing camera-ready documents, as newsletters, brochures, or magazines, using a desktop computer, special software, and a laser printer, rather than using conventional printing methods.
This programme will be of interest to you if you are an existing desktop publisher/graphic designer, are a beginner looking to gain skills in the Adobe suite of applications (Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Acrobat), or are seeking upskill to a career into the following creative areas, desktop publishing, graphic design, advertising, marketing, online digital publishing.
The skills gained on this course will bring your skills up to industry-level standards in the area of graphics and design. It will provide you with additional skill to aid you in your marketing career, and the kind of knowledge that would be an important asset in the printing and publishing sectors.
On completion of this programme, you will be competent in the use of digital mediums, the basic creative and technical aspects of image editing, and the manipulation and design professional looking material using industry-leading software.
On completion of the Diploma in Web Design graduates will be able to:
The course consists of four modules which cover the four main applications:
These are the industry standard programmes used for Desktop Publishing and Graphic Design. :
During the programme there is a strong emphasis on the importance of a clear understanding of the print industry so that you not only know how to use the applications but also fully understand how to send the files to print.
The course also examines the design, color and layout of documents/images for print.
Upon completion of this programme you are ideally placed to work as a Desktop Publisher in the media, advertising and communications industries. The skills gained from this course are also useful if you work in marketing and are involved in the preparation of marketing materials.
This course will support your ambitions to work in a graphic design studio, printing business or in a support role in a marketing department, and undertake jobs such as: