Course Description

Adobe InDesign is the industry-leading layout and page design software for print and digital media. Students will gain the software skills needed to create, preflight, and publish everything from printed and digital materials to interactive online documents, as well as the ability to create design solutions using thoughtful, visual communication. Students will also learn through presentations, discussions, and critiques.

This course is offered online by Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD U) School of Continuing Studies; OCAD U course number CSDM-N126.

For online Adobe courses, students are responsible for purchasing their own software.

Learner Outcomes

  • Upon successful completion of this course, students will learn:     

    • The skills to differentiate and navigate between relevant vocabularies of publication graphics and understand its structure, organization, content creation and visual communication, in the construction of unique Adobe InDesign CC designs

    • The ability to interpret the contextual uses of digital design formats and apply Adobe InDesign CC techniques to visually communicate their visual, textual and interactive ideas to their audiences

    • Critical knowledge of Adobe InDesign CC by studying and skillfully applying the full range of the software’s creation and editing capabilities to create their own design

    • The ability to create design solutions using thoughtful, visual communication

    • The skills to critique their preliminary work using professional examples and develop the visual acuity to plan the best revisions for their own final Adobe InDesign CC designs


This course is offered in partnership with OCAD University School of Continuing Studies.

As an enrolled student you will receive OCAD U user credentials to login to the learning management system, Canvas. Your account will be enabled one week prior to the course start date.

OCAD U Canvas Login

Contact continuingstudies@ocadu.ca for assistance with using your account.

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