Adobe Design Applications: Adobe InDesign

online short course

R6 450.00 R6 120.00


6 weeks

Why an Adobe InDesign Course?

With industries continuing to grow and the rise of digital content for the web, there is a need for publication design for print and for digital. Many businesses also have the desire to rather develop their marketing and promotional material in-house as a cost saver. With magazines and publication design still a large part of the industry, converting these types of media into digital publications is a big demand in the advertising industry as well.


Welcome to the Adobe InDesign course. This course aims to equip you with the digital skills to successfully use the fundamental components of Adobe InDesign. This course is best suited to those who are wanting to get to grips with the latest InDesign practices if their knowledge is outdated or for those who are needing to acquire layout skills in order to design and develop marketing material or promotional material for their own business or for the design needs of other businesses. It’s also a great skill for those wanting to develop magazines or even online publications.

Subject Expert

Mandy Roberts is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Cape Town. She learned graphic art and printmaking techniques as a teenager and continues to be fascinated with this form of visual expression. Her playful and innovative design signature combines technical expertise with artistic flair. She has been a teacher in the field of graphic design for a number of years and continues to work as a graphic designer and illustrator in the industry.

Tutor Support

With the freedom that online education brings, CityVarsity Online students can upskill in their own time, from almost anywhere on earth. Well, anywhere where the internet is accessible, that is. But although our students may roam far and wide, they are never far out of our minds.

Each course is assigned its own Online Academic Tutor, who is ready and waiting to guide and assist their learners throughout their learning experience. The Online Academic Tutor, who is assigned to your course, is trained to build each student up to reach their fullest potential. Students can expect their Online Academic Tutor to answer questions, offer advice and provide further clarification on any academic aspects.

Course and Technical Requirements

In order to get the full benefit from this course, you require the following:

  • Computer/Laptop/Tablet
  • Stable internet connection
  • Firefox/Microsoft Edge/Chrome web browser (latest version)
  • Adobe Acrobat, or similar PDF viewer
  • Microsoft Word/Pages (ability to export documents as PDF files)
  • Email/Cell phone for notifications and communication
  • Adobe InDesign

How You Will Learn

  • Online Learning Studio
  • Module Notes
  • Videos
  • External URLs
  • Quizzes
  • Assignments
  • Feedback
  • Forum Discussions
  • Academic Support

This course is presented through an interactive learning platform – our Online Learning Studio. You are encouraged to refer to external URLs for a broader understanding and complete the quizzes in order to test your own grasp of each module. Feedback on your assignments will deepen your learning experience, and your participation in the discussion forum with your fellow students brings the classroom into your space.


Upon successful completion of your course, you will be awarded a CityVarsity Online certificate.

module outline

  • MODULE 0
    Orientation Module
  • MODULE 1
    Adobe InDesign interface and panels
  • MODULE 2
    Importing image assets, managing links, creating type
  • MODULE 3
    Designing to a grid and designing with styles
  • MODULE 4
    Tips, tricks and exporting
  • MODULE 5

Payment options available to you

Credit Card
Payment Plan
EFT/Direct Deposit


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