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Design Publishing For Business

Overview

From posters to menus, invitations to social media posts, more and more office professionals find themselves designing materials and campaigns off the corner of their desks. While many of us have an interest in design, we don't often know the how's, why's, do's and don'ts that make some materials compelling and others forgettable.

Ensure the pieces you create are eye-catching by gaining a theoretical understanding of the process of visual design and how balance, colour, symmetry, and typography can enhance the pieces you create. This program will help you learn design lingo so you can converse with external agencies and suppliers to get products that resonate with your clientele and properly represent your business. It will also introduce you to Adobe InDesign and Microsoft Publisher through guided, in-class exploration. You'll put your newfound knowledge and creativity to work in a final project using your preferred design program.

Check the courses section of our website to see what is currently scheduled.

Admissions

An application is not required for this program.

NEXT STEP

Continuing Studies courses are offered on various dates and during varying time slots. To see upcoming courses, please visit our Continuing Studies’ course catalogue. Then, register by visiting How to Register & Apply 

Courses & Costs

To receive a Design Publishing for Business document of achievement, students must successfully complete 60 academic hours.

Tuition, fees and Student Association fees total approximately $800. All fees are estimated and are subject to change without notice.

Course Title Course Number Hours
Introduction to Adobe InDesign
COMP-0608
15
Design Composition
ARTS-0019
15
Introduction to Typography
ARTS-0020
15
Design Publishing Project
COMP-0607
15

It is recommended that you take the courses listed above in the order they appear. If you wish to take them in a different order, please contact Continuing Studies at Assiniboine prior to registering.

Continuing Studies courses are offered on various dates and during varying time slots. To see upcoming courses, please visit our Continuing Studies’ course catalogue. You must search by the course title/name, not by program name (e.g. Introduction to Adobe InDesign, not Design Publishing for Business).

If you cannot find the course you are interested in, please contact Continuing Studies at Assiniboine directly at continuingstudies@assiniboine.net or 204.725.8725.

Is there government funding available for the program?

Eligible employers may apply for up to $10,000 for each individual worker to assist with training costs. Employers that receive funding under the Canada-Manitoba Job Grant must contribute a minimum of one-third of the eligible training costs. With the maximum government contribution of $10,000, this means that up to $15,000 is available, per person, for eligible training costs.

For more information, visit https://www.gov.mb.ca/wd/ites/is/cjg.html

 

FAQs

Can I take individual courses  or do I need to take the whole program?

Courses can be taken individually, without being in the program.

Is there a specific order courses should be taken in?

It is recommended that you take the courses in the following order:

  • Introduction to Adobe InDesign
  • Design Composition
  • Introduction to Typography
  • Design Publishing Project

If you wish to take them in a different order, please contact Continuing Studies at Assiniboine prior to registering.

Is there government funding available for the program?

Eligible employers may apply for up to $10,000 for each individual worker to assist with training costs. Employers that receive funding under the Canada-Manitoba Job Grant must contribute a minimum of one-third of the eligible training costs. With the maximum government contribution of $10,000, this means that up to $15,000 is available, per person, for eligible training costs.

For more information, visit https://www.gov.mb.ca/wd/ites/is/cjg.html

 

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