This is a self-paced ONLINE course. This program is not part of our National Apprenticeship program. These online self-paced desktop publishing education programs prepare students to use computer software to design and create a number of different document types, from .pdf files to e-mail newsletters. Courses in desktop publishing are available individually online, or they may be found as part of a graphic design or graphic communications degree program.
Students will receive eight (8) certificates and a portfolio as proof that they have successfully demonstrated the ability to complete all tasks to be successful in this course.
- Desktop Publishing: This is an introductory course that provides students with a basic understanding of the field of desktop publishing. Additional topics may include design, word processing and the use of extra equipment.
- Graphic Communications: The purpose of this course is to teach students about the theories behind using design as a means of communication, along with teaching them how to use tools to implement effective design strategies.
- Digital Imaging: Some topics that may be covered in this course include the use of Photoshop to create and edit images while exploring both the technical and aesthetic aspects of image manipulation.
- Layout and Design: This course provides an overview of page layout and design while incorporating other facets, such as typography, color and the use and placement of images.
- Printing Technology: Printing processes are an important part of desktop publishing. Students may learn how to prepare projects for printing, which includes layout and design, assembling images, and graphics preparation.
- Interactive Media Design and Usability: In this course, students are introduced to user-interface (UI) design with a focus on its behavioral and structural patterns.
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 420 hours
- Language English
- Students 1500
- Assessments Yes