DGD104 - InDesign

Outline info
Last revision date 2018-09-24 01:05:15.92
Last review date 2018-11-07 14:36:32.725

Subject Title

Subject Description
In this subject, students obtain the requisite skills to utilize InDesign - Adobe's powerful page layout application. Using practical hands-on projects they create ads, brochures, newsletters, business cards and long documents for print and PDF distribution, apply advanced typesetting functions, control and edit documents, and manage output.

Credit Status
1 Full Credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Setup Documents and Workspaces
2. Work with different Objects
3. Import Graphics and Text
4. Use Master Pages
5. Work with Styles
6. Build and Create Custom Colours
7. Apply Advanced Typesetting Functions
8. Convert and Save Files as PDF
9. Use expanded Document Layout Skills
10. Manage long documents efficiently

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.


Topic Outline
·        Exploring the Interface and Workspaces
·        Understanding preferences and defaults
·        Setting up pages and basic layout options
·        Using rulers, guides, grids and layers
·        Automatic page numbering and sections
·        Using master pages
·        Utilizing graphic frames
·        Threading text frames
·        Importing and exporting text
·        Formatting characters and paragraphs
·        Working with Styles
·        Creating and applying paragraph and character styles
·        Placing graphics and text
·        Fitting content to frames and Fitting frames to content
·        Managing links and embedded images
·        Drawing Custom Shapes
·        Selecting, moving and transforming objects
·        Creating and applying colours and gradients
·        Preparing for commercial printing
·        Prefight and Packaging files for hand off
·        Working with Liquid Layout
·        Applying Effects to objects and text
·        Exporting for print, web and devices

Mode of Instruction
Classroom instruction and extensive hands-on experience will be provided with each participant having exclusive use of a computer.
Additional modes of instruction will include class discussion and question and answer period.  

Prescribed Texts
Author:                Anton, K. K. and Cruise, J.
Title:                    Adobe Indesign CC Classroom in a Book (2017 release)
Publisher:          Adobe Press
ISBN:                  9780134664095

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation

Project 1 25%
Projcet 2 25%
Project 3 25%
Project 4 25%
Total 100%

Approved by: Robin Richardson