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Adobe InDesign (Advanced Graphic Design)
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Prerequisites
Grades 11‐12, successful completion of at least two other Digital Media courses and/or instructor approval.
IBCP Students must enroll in Adobe InDesign and 3‐D Graphics Animation/Motion
 in the same academic year.

Course Description
This capstone graphic design course focuses on learning how to prepare artwork in Photoshop and Illustrator, then using Adobe InDesign page layout software to create professional quality single and multiple page documents for printing publication, web publication, and other electronic delivery systems. Upon completion of Adobe InDesign, students will be able to create an InDesign document, import and modify headlines, body copy and graphics, set up a multi­page document using master pages and style sheets, understand how to prepare a document for a professional printer and create interactive Web documents. College credit available.

Through a partnership with The BrandLab, students will be working with advertising professionals to develop product marketing campaigns. Students will have the opportunity to earn college scholarships and secure industry internships during The BrandLab experience.

Articulated Credit Information
Students receiving a grade of “B” or HIGHER qualify to earn elective credits at Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC).

Course Overview
There are a variety of subject-specific skills that will be explored and applied to projects in this course.  They fall into four domains:  Composition, Raster Graphics, Vector Graphics, and Layout.  In addition to projects built to develop these skills, students can also expect to complete a Process Journal, do in-class activities that support learning, engage in self/peer critiques throughout the course and develop a portfolio showcasing their best work.