Course Description

Adobe InDesign is the industry standard page-layout program that works with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop seamlessly. InDesign allows you to create simple to complex multi-page documents such as brochures, flyers, books and magazines. This course is a comprehensive exploration of InDesign tools and capabilities to create professional documents. You will learn how to manage the InDesign environment, create, setup, design, enhance and finalize multi-page documents. Access to Adobe InDesign software required.

Course Outline


Unit 1

Getting to Know the Interface and Setting up a Document

  • Interface menus
  • Tools
  • Panels
  • Starting and setting up a multi-page document in InDesign

Unit 2

Working with Objects and Color

  • Learning to work with color panels
  • Creating, managing and applying color to elements
  • Inserting and managing images and illustrations into an InDesign document

Unit 3

Working with Text

  • Learning about insert and flow text to multiple pages
  • Managing long text documents
  • Text editing in InDesign documents

Unit 4


  • Advance typography tools and menus
  • Character and paragraph settings and styles
  • Creating print-ready PDF files


The Online course is offered in partnership with LERN/UGotClass

No Discounts Apply to Online Courses

Applies Towards the Following Certificates


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Section Title
Adobe InDesign Essentials (Online)
Online-fixed date/synchronous meeting(s)
Apr 05, 2021 to Apr 30, 2021
Course Fee(s)
COURSE FEE non-credit $225.00
Section Notes

This Online Course is self-paced, with access dates of April 5 - April 30, 2021 (UGotClass/LERN). 

Note: No Discounts Apply to Online Courses

Cancellation, Withdrawal and Refund Policy

A participant who withdraws from a non-credit course, in writing, up to one-week prior to the starting date of the course, will receive a refund, minus a $25 withdrawal fee; for all certificate programs the withdrawal fee is $50. For courses costing $75 or less, the withdrawal fee is $10 per course. No refunds will be given after that time. E-mail your withdrawal request to: course.withdrawals@temple.edu. Please note that if you do not officially withdrawal from a course and you do not attend the course, you are still responsible for payment. Temple University reserves the right to cancel a course for any reason. If the course is cancelled, you will be notified and your entire tuition will be refunded.

For more information contact us at ncce@temple.edu or 267-468-8500.