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Adobe InDesign – Introduction

In this course you will learn the core features that make InDesign the professional choice for making up pages. This course gives you a grounding in the techniques that make this page-layout application effective and easy to use. When you have completed this course you will be able to create brochures, newsletters, flyers, magazines and books in Adobe InDesign. No previous knowledge of InDesign is necessary, however you do need a working knowledge of how to use an Apple Mac computer.


We are currently confirming times and dates for this course. Please register your interest below or contact us for more information.

What topics are covered?

You will learn ways to perform common design tasks, including layout, using images, logos and fonts. Topics include: Overview of InDesign; Viewing and understanding the workspace; Navigate and magnify documents; Rulers, guides and the built in grids; Smart guides; Creating new documents; How to set up correctly up a single and multiple page print document; Learn how to create and modify a text frames; Managing over set text and threading text frames.

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is aimed at people who have either a work or leisure requirement for learning. No previous experience of InDesign is assumed. You should note that our studios are equipped with Apple Macintosh computers, and that while basic instruction will be given in how to use them, this will not be the focus of the course – if you’re new to Mac computers, support is available online from Apple (https://support.apple.com/en-gb/explore/new-to-mac).

Who will be my tutor?

Your tutor is Stephen Spicer. Stephen has been using and teaching the creative use of software for over 30 years. He is an Adobe Certified Instructor and has wide experience over a range of software products. In addition to teaching, Stephen has worked as a freelance designer, illustrator, interactive producer over a range of digital media for many years. He is responsible, amongst other things, for the look of the Bath Fringe Festival guide. If you have questions about the course these can be emailed to: stephen.spicer@bathcollege.ac.uk

How will I learn?

Most of the sessions revolve around tutorials. In the first sessions these will be led from the front, later

Are there any additional costs?

There are no direct additional costs, but you should consider bringing a memory stick – at least 16GB – to

Which department is this course in?

Department of Creative Arts and Enterprise

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.

What do I need to bring?

A memory stick is required, we recommend a minimum size of 16GB.

What else do I need to know?

When you have been enrolled on your course you will receive a confirmation email containing information about where to go, campus information, parking and the Student Code of Conduct. This email will be sent to the email address provided in the online booking.You will be required to wear a photographic ID badge at all times when in College. Please email a passport style photograph stating your full name and course title in the subject line to StudentID@bathcollege.ac.uk

To avoid disappointment, please make sure you enrol on your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check the term dates.

Cancelling your enrolment

If you have to cancel your enrolment please notify us by email: info@bathcollege.ac.uk as soon as possible.

Refunds will not be issued if a learner is unable to attend due to a change of mind including concerns about Covid-19, accommodation, domestic circumstances, work commitments or if the College requires a learner to leave for reasons of conduct.

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Where can I find out more information?

If you need help or answers to specific questions, please contact the Student Advice Centre on 01225 312191 ext 720 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk.

How do I enrol?

You can enrol on this course:

Online: Click the "Add to Cart" button to enrol online.
Phone: Call 01225 328720 during our opening hours
Post: Download the Love2learn Learning Agreement and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.
In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

Please see how to enrol for more detailed information.

1 review for Adobe InDesign – Introduction

  1. 5 out of 5

    As with the Photoshop and Illustrator courses, I really enjoyed learning about InDesign and the huge amount of things that can be created with it. Steve is a great tutor.

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