Learn To Publish Using Adobe InDesign At UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

Have you ever wanted to publish your own book, magazine or company newsletter and get professional looking results that other desktop publishing software packages can’t deliver? Learn to use Adobe InDesign, the industry leading page layout software on the market today.

UNM-LA is offering Digital Media Arts 203 (DMA203), Introduction to Desktop Publishing (Adobe InDesign). The three credit hour class will meet 9-11:30 a.m., Mondays and is taught by UNM-LA adjunct faculty member John Halliday.

The class will cover the basics of how to compose flyers, brochures, magazines, books, and business cards. Some of the projects to be completed in the class will include designing a postcard, a brochure, a magazine and an illustrated children’s book.

Key concepts like typography, the use and application of color, essentials of graphic design, how to edit text and InDesign’s Master Page feature also will be covered.

“Anyone who is seriously interested in designing any sort of print material such as greeting cards, business cards and stationery, should take the class,” Instructor John Halliday. “People thinking about starting a magazine or e-zine, or even those who currently work for a publication, would find the class informative and a great way to build their skillset.”

Halliday says the class is open to students of all skill levels.

“For the beginner, who has a basic knowledge of how a Mac or PC works, students will get a great overview of editing and compositing, and of desktop publishing in general. For those who have an acquaintance with the material, it will afford them a deeper understanding of the complexities of the program, and will improve their skills as a self-publisher,” he said. “For the advanced student, it will help them brush up on their skills and perhaps remind them of how to use the more esoteric features of the program.”

Classes for the UNM-LA Spring Semester begin Monday, Jan. 12 and registration is still open.

For more complete information about DMA203, Introduction to Desktop Publishing (Adobe InDesign), please visit losalamos.unm.edu or call UNM-LA Student Services at 505.662.0332.

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