Indian River State College
Instructor: Walt Hines
Adobe InDesign CC Digital Classroom, Christopher Smith -
InDesign has been the industry-leading software for design
and layout in graphic design and advertising. We will design publications, newsletters, brochures and other collateral material with this versatile software. Our focus will be upon using the software as a creative publishing tool. We will explore the power of this software that lets you combine writing, editing and typography with color and images to produce dynamic ﬁnal output for communication design.
InDesign is the standard in the publishing industry for multi-page documents. In creating magazines, newspapers, newsletters, e-books, flipbooks, economic development profiles, annual reports, resumes, advertisements, brochures, invitations, posters, ﬂyers and ephemera.
InDesign provides the page construction for designers to ﬂourish in creating imaginative pages with text and image. In the design process lnDesign is a powerful tool for the skilled designer. We will explore the menus, tools and page elements that designers use in 4-color multi-page publications.
Program Learning Outcome
Create effective page layouts in creating publication design
Assessment of Program Learning Outcome
Assessment of a numerical grade (0-100) will be recorded based on the final project
1. To create expressive typography for publications.
2. To place hi-rez imagery within a creative page construction.
3. To understand principles of design in constructing page
4. To use the Pantone Matching System and CMYK in a creative
process for printing.
5. To create documents using design layout skills with a variety
of size, classic typography and a sense of color for printing.
6. To use grid systems, master pages, style sheets and color
palettes in developing visual continuity with multiple
7. To design text type with professional skill with character
and paragraph composition.
8. To package documents – fonts, links in preparation for print
9. To export pages for printing or prooﬁng as pdfs.
10. To use lnDesign as a creative tool of visual expression.
11. Understand production requirements for trim size, bleed
and live area.
12. You will be expected to develop a design vocabulary of
terminology for print.
13. To communicate with clarity and precision.
14. To make use of technology to organize, acquire and convey
It is imperative that you attend every class session to be able
to receive the most benefit for this course. An absence is excused if you provide evidence that you had to miss class for reasons beyond your control. If you miss more that five classes you will receive a grade of “F” for the course. There is a standard attendance policy now for the Digital Media and Graphic Design Technology programs. Constant lateness and leaving class early without an excuse will drastically reduce your grade or result in failure for the class. It would be wise to inform me by e-mail about why you are missing - it’s your responsible to keep your instructor aware of any problems attending and why! It is also your responsibility to keep up with assignments.
Grades will be determined by
• Execution of criteria within the specific project
• Creativity, composition, color and continuity
• Design process and execution
• Working attitude
• Completed professional projects
Failure to complete the projects will result in a incomplete or failing grade at the end of the term.
Office hours are arranged by appointment in V428, Kight Center. The instructor can be reached by telephone at 772 462-7918 or by email: email@example.com
A wide variety of instructional methods are used to provide students with meaningful learning experiences. These include:
• Classroom lectures & discussions
• Projects & assignments
• Design projects with professional clients
• PowerPoint presentations
• Software and equipment demonstrations
• Individual instruction
Student Standards of Conduct
Indian River State College is dedicated to the advancement
of knowledge and learning, and to the development of responsible personal and social conduct. By enrolling at IRSC, a student assumes the responsibility for knowing and abiding by the rules of appropriate behavior as articulated in the Student Standards of Conduct. The primary responsibility for managing the classroom environment rests with
Faculty may direct students who engage in inappropriate behavior that results in disruption of a class to leave the class. Such students may be subject to other disciplinary action, which may include a warning, withdrawal from class, probation, suspension, or expulsion from the college. Please read the Student Standards of Conduct in the current IRSC Student Handbook.