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Short Course
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Adobe InDesign CC
A need was identified in the market for a short course in the desktop publishing (DTP) software application Adobe InDesign CC that can provide participants with the basic skills and knowledge to design professional layouts for various print media information units (such as books, newspapers, magazines, brochures, pamflets, newsletters, and flyers) and for various digital information formats (such as e-books, digital magazines, and content suitable for consumption on tablet computers).

Purpose of the course:

After completing this short course participants will be able to to design professional layouts for various print media and digital outputs respectively.

Admission requirements:

Admission requirements: 
N/A
Learning assumed to be in place: 
Grade 12 (or NQF Level 4 equivalent) Basic computer literacy.

Course outcomes and assessment criteria :

Course outcomes and the associated assessment criteria: 

Study Unit

Outcomes

Assessment Criteria

For Outcome 1:

 

Upon successful completion of this short course, participants will have the scope of knowledge and informed understanding/ability to use the desktop publishing (DTP) software application Adobe InDesign CC to design layouts for various types of print and digital information units. The outcomes required to achieve this include:

  1. a basic understanding of the appropriate software and the ability to apply various methods and procedures required by the given task;
  2. the ability to gather and screen information based on its relevance and importance to the given task, and to apply effective processes of analysis, synthesis, evaluation, and creative expression;
  3. the ability to identify, evaluate and solve routine problems and new problems in the context of the given task.

 

Participants must be able to identify, discuss, distinguish and implement the appropriate software tools, standard methods and/or procedures in different contexts to design layouts for various types of print and digital information units.

For Outcome 2:  

 

Participants must be able to access, process and manage information in order to produce a creative and original entity of communicating information via the use of computer software related design, in particular via Adobe InDesign CC.

For Outcome 3:

 

Participants must be able to prioritise options to successfully solve different contextual problems pertaining to the design of layouts for various types of print and digital information units.

 

Assessment: 
It should be noted that students are obliged to attend at least 5 of the 6 contact classes to successfully pass the course. Furthermore, a participant must attain an average mark of 50% for the relevant assessment in order to pass the course. Any statement (“transcript”, letter of attendance, receipt, or any other document bearing a NWU emblem) must be treated in the same manner as a certificate – i.e. issued ONLY via the approved NWU system/route/protocol. The final assessment of this short course is to be moderated.
Method of assessment: 
Assessment will be carried out in the form of one practical assignment to be completed in the participant's own time upon completion of the short course.

Additional information

Mode of delivery: 
Contact
Target group: 
Working adults, local businesses and full-time students at NWU Potchefstroom campus.
Contact us
Name: 
Me Lindi Cameron
Telephone number: 
018 299 4094