An Introduction to Adobe InDesign - Online course

About the course

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This course is intended to give you an overview of the basic principles, features and essential tools of the software programme Adobe InDesign. InDesign is a layout and desktop publishing program which is compatible with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop and forms part of the Adobe Design Suite. It’s an important aspect of any designer’s set of digital tools.

InDesign is ideal for people who want to create their own graphic design work, incuding posters, publications, leaflets, flyers, business cards and other forms of publicity. Used alongside Illustrator and Photoshop, it is a powerful software package, allowing you to create design layouts which are ready for print or web, to professional standards. Our course will enable you to get the most out of this software.

Course summary

After an initial introduction to the software, the course will cover:

  • The principles of design and layout.
  • Setting up your page.
  • Using layouts and grids.
  • Inserting and distributing images.
  • Understanding and using text, font, spacing and sizes.
  • Creating basic posters, letters and leaflets.
  • Preparing your documents for printing and creating .pdf files and other file formats.

By the end of the six sessions, you will be able to use your design ability to layout a range of documents. The course is run by an expert tutor who will offer you advice, insight and practical experience, combined with up-to-the-minute software skills to enable you to create your own designs and artwork to a professional standard, ready for print and publishing.

Professional guidance is essential to get the most out of this complex programme, allowing you to harness the power and potential of Illustrator. If you wish to explore our 6 week Illustrator course explains vector drawings and perfectly complements our ‘InDesign’ course.

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Course dates

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Course length

6 weeks

Contact us

If you wish to discuss this or any other creative art short course please contact the Short Course team on 01707 285327 or complete our short course enquiry form. 

Online access

All our online courses are taught remotely using Zoom. The classes will be delivered live giving all students the opportunity to fully engage in the lessons with the tutor and other students.

You will need a pc or mac laptop.

Log in details to join the course online will be provided after enrolment.

Booking deadlines

Bookings for all Creative Arts Short Courses will be reviewed 2 weeks before the start date of each course.  This will allow the Short Course team to determine whether a course has met the minimum number of students needed for the class to run. If a class has failed to recruit, the class will be re-scheduled and applicants will be informed and where relevant offered an alternative class.

We, therefore, encourage you to book early before the deadline to avoid disappointment.

Bookings for all short courses are to be made online through the universities online booking system before a course commences. Students are therefore not permitted to enrol or attend a class on the day the course starts without prior arrangement.


Refunds for cancellation of places on the course shall not be made during the 14-day period immediately preceding the date on which the course commences. Find further details of cancellation terms here.



Start DateEnd DateDay and TimeCostLink
21/06/202126/07/2021Mondays 19:00 to 21:30£230Apply online