Course Description

RISD CE InDesign course

Designed for easy integration with Adobe's other software products (Photoshop, Illustrator), InDesign has a user-friendly, intuitive interface and offers flexibility through its wide array of supported file formats. Designers can use it to combine text and illustrations for single or multipage documents and to prepare them digitally for output to press, printer or pdf (portable document format). Students in this course gain technical knowledge of the application's basic tool layout, image manipulation, and vector integration tools. All the while, concepts of visual communication and design are reinforced through hands-on exercises.


Students must be an adult age 18 or older to participate.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Online, Asynchronous
Oct 30, 2023 to Dec 10, 2023
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $455.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Nov 20, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Aug 01, 2023 to Oct 25, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Oct 30, 2023 to Dec 10, 2023
Necessary Supplies

Students are responsible for purchasing their own art supplies, equipment, software subscriptions, and/or books. For most classes, the cost is under $125 (estimate). A supply list will be available on the course site in Canvas at least 30 days prior to the first day of class.

Once you have received your enrollment confirmation and logged in to Canvas, navigate to Upcoming Courses on the left-hand side of your dashboard. Supplies will be listed on your course homepage under the supplies heading. Some or all of your course supplies are available at the RISD Store.

Section Notes

This course requires access to one or more applications that are part of the Adobe Creative Cloud. Please visit the Adobe website to check "minimum system requirements" for your computer before registering.

  • This course requires access to Adobe InDesign. 
  • AND This course requires access to Adobe Acrobat. 
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