Next course starts 07 May 2018.

Learn more about the course below.

Learn to create visually stunning and functional layouts with Adobe InDesign.

Adobe InDesign is best described as a long document application that makes creating complex documents an easy task. In a graphic design setting, InDesign seamlessly integrates photo manipulations and vector art created in Photoshop and Illustrator and can be considered not only as software that assembles them, but also as an independent layout package on its own. InDesign can be used for small and large projects. It is simple enough to generate posters or business cards, but is powerful enough to layout books or magazines, as well as set them up for reproduction.

Although InDesign features a host of tools aimed towards publishing for print, it is also fast becoming a force to be reckoned with in the electronic publishing and web fields, and is no longer only used for print materials. Features like styles, preflighting and master pages are what make Adobe InDesign such a powerful long document application. In this course, not only will we cover the InDesign essentials, but some specialised tricks of the trade presented by an experienced lecturer. On its completion, you should not only be comfortable using InDesign to layout your documents, but have some insight into interactive design and have a foundation going into development for devices such as smartphones and iPads.

What will I learn?

This short course is packed with theoretical and practical training that includes:

The Basics
Design Elements
Working with Text
Effects & Styles
Pages & Masters
Interactive Design
Final Thoughts


What are the course requirements?

Basic Computer Skills.

What are the course requirements?

You'll need to know how to use a computer but, other than that, just bring yourself, a notebook and pen. We provide the machines and the software. You will also receive a 2GB Flashstick, which you can keep after the completion of the course.

How much does the course cost?

R6, 600.00

How much does the course cost?

Book all 3 courses in the Desktop Publishing Package (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), and get our Finishing Art online course for free!

Payment options are available should you book the full, 3 month Desktop Publishing Package.

Course Schedule

Next course:
07 May 2018

Course Schedule

07 May – 30 May 2018
30 July – 22 August 2018
22 October – 14 November 2018

Monday - Wednesday, 17h30 - 20h30

Classes on a public holiday will shift to the next available date, arranged by the lecturer.

What do we receive at the end of the course?

Certificate of

What do we receive at the end of the course?

You will receive a Friends of Design Certificate of Completion showing the Apple and Adobe logos, as well as your details and the details of the course you completed.


Markus van der Westhuizen

Freelance lecturer and designer with 22 years in the industry and still loving it.

How it Works.

If you'd like to sign-up for this short course, simply fill in the details below, and we'll be in touch to arrange the rest.

6600 07/05/2018 30/07/2018 22/10/2018

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Testimonials from students and industry.

"All in all a great learning experience and definitely money well spent."

Karien Tolmie

Course attendee

"Interactive, fun and confident. The module was loaded with information and ideas."

Elizabeth von Hollstein

Course attendee

"Marcus offered 'industry secrets and tricks'."""

Kelly Dorrington

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