This part-time, course is validated by ICM and combines basic desktop publishing skills and graphics design principles with the specifics of how to use the Adobe suite to create visual communications.
The Diploma in Desktop Publishing course is conducted on a part-time evening basis over a 16-Week period. The aim of the course is to give the course participants the advanced skills and knowledge required to work in a Desktop Publishing/Graphic Design environment.
We run 1 intake for this course, commencing in Autumn.
*subject to sufficient numbers
Please see the timetable section for course dates.
This module will introduce the students to the Photoshop software package. This is the industry standard software application for photograph manipulation and editing. The module will cover an introduction to the basic tools and techniques used in this programme as well as introducing the more advanced tools used in photographic editing.
The main areas that will be covered include:
This module introduces the students to the Adobe Illustrator work environment and to the concept of vector art and design. The module will cover the basic Illustrator tools and menu options. The students will be shown the similarities and differences between Illustrator and Photoshop and how to choose the correct package for a particular job.
This module covers the use of Adobe InDesign to create multi-page documents. The module covers the differences between InDesign and Photoshop and Illustrator. The students will be shown how to use InDesign to bring together work for the other applications to create a completed publication.
This module covers the use of Adobe Acrobat as an editorial and proofreading tool. It covers the creation of pdf documents both from the other Adobe packages and also from Microsoft Office documents. It also covers the editing and collaboration features of Acrobat and how it can be used in a work environment.
In this module, the students are given the opportunity to bring together everything they have covered during the course and work on actual documents. This part of the course focuses on deciding on which application to use for a particular task and then bringing each design element together in the finished publication.
If you have any questions please get in touch with us at [email protected] or 01 415 0429.
This course is scheduled to commence on Friday, 16th October 2020 in Griffith College Dublin. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
This part time evening course will run one evening per week (Friday) from 6.30pm - 9.30pm over 16 weeks, course dates outlined below.
Oct: 16, 23
Nov: 06, 13, 20, 27
Dec: 04, 11
Jan: 08, 15, 22, 29
Feb: 05, 12, 19, 26
The prerequisite to attending the Diploma in Desktop Publishing level is that you have completed the Certificate in Desktop Publishing course.
If you are 23 years or over from the 1st January of this year, you can apply for this course directly using the College’s online application form.
Under 23 Years
Old Leaving Cert (Pre 2017)
5 Ordinary Level D3s (subjects to include a language, English, Irish or another language) or equivalent exam taken.
New Leaving Cert
5 O6/H7 grades, to include Maths and a language (English, Irish or another language).
All applicants should be proficient in the use of MAC/MS Applications.
Directly to Griffith College Short Courses Department
Study Mode: Part-Time
Fee: EUR 990.00
Successful applicants may also elect to pursue further studies in this area.
This professional course is the perfect foundation for participants who wish to progress in the workplace.