Courses Desktop Publishing/Graphic Design in English

Art and the City provides private courses in DTP/Graphic Design in English for both beginning as advanced students. The courses are specifically designed for a particular level, but we can always customize them to your own speed and personal needs.

  • An Introduction to DTP/Graphic Design

For beginning designers we offer an Introduction to DTP graphic design. The lessons provide an ideal introduction for everyone who wants to design in print materials and liaise with printers, or for those who want to learn more about DTP and the print process.

This introduction course offers you an in-depth introduction to Photoshop, InDesign or Illustrator. During the course you will get a thorough understanding of all aspects of the print/publishing process. We will show you how to design and lay out all manners of print materials including brochures, newsletters, manuals, books and more. We will teach you how to use the main Adobe Desktop Publishing Applications, combining image creation and editing with text to design print material. During the course you will be given expert help and tips, from developing initial ideas to best layout practice, sourcing and liaising with a printer, deciding on the paper and checking proofs and on-press details.

Entry Requirements:
You should be able to use a computer efficiently. The following computer skills are absolutely necessary: general computer skills like  ‘copy and paste’, identify and name the main keyboard keys; opening, saving and locating files.
Please contact us if you are unsure about your computer skills.

DTP graphic design Advanced 

For more experienced designers we offer the graphic design course at an advanced level. With the advanced course you will gain and improve your skills and graphic design competencies in Adobe software even further. This course provides you with the skills required for effective work practices in the DTP sector and will bring you up to industry level standards in the area of graphics and design. We will focus on the development of your own designs and your portfolio, so you can increase your job-opportunities in the DTP sector.

Entry Requirements: You should be familiar with the all the main Adobe Desktop Publishing Applications in Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator. You have worked with the programs before or you have completed our DTP graphic design introduction course.

This course can be followed as an indiviual. 

4 meetings of 2 hours: book this course here  and mention if you want to follow Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign and starter or advanced level.