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Course Code: 
GRA 201
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Course Objectives: 
The aim of this course is to provide the students with the knowledge of basic computer program (Adobe In Design) to make publication graphic design applications.
Course Content: 

In this course, students are taught the Adobe Indesign program or the equivalent publication graphic design program. Students will be introduced to the computer program as a design tool. basic tools, panels, working with multiple pages, object and visual insertion, color and typography control, page layout with rulers and grid system, working with styles, using master features, making ready for printing or digital media, finalizing the design and application in the right format information. It also provides information about document formats and saving features so that they can work in sync with other programs. The students who take this course gain the ability to create graphic design products such as brochures, catalogs, magazines and books that require working with multiple pages for publication graphics.

Course Methodology: 
1. Lecture Method 2. Case Study Method 3. Problem Solving Method 4. Discussion Method 5. Demonstration Method 6. Group work
Course Evaluation Methods: 
1. Exam 2. Presentation 3. Homework 4. Application

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes of the Course Learning Outcomes of the Program Teaching Methods Measurement Methods
To comprehend the design rules related to typography and page design 1,5 1,2 1,3,4
To be able to design periodicals 3,5,7 1,2,5 3,4
To be able to do field research 10, 11 1,4 3, 4
To improve composition and color knowledge 1, 2 1,4 3,4
Digital and interactive design 5, 7, 11 2, 3 2,3,4


Course Flow

Week Subjects Preliminary
1 Introduction to Adobe Indesign software. Introducing the interface and examining sample designs. Transferring basic information about page design.  
2 Working with text fields. Calling text files in different formats. Creating templates for page layouts.  
3 Placement of visual images. Arrangement of picture fields.  
4 Create styles for fonts and paragraphs.  
5 Adding page numbers, creating list, footnote and index page.  
6 Create multi-page documents. Anchor feature and flowing texts.  
7 Drawing tools and coloring options.  
8 Mid-term exam (Practical exam in computer lab)  
9 Project: Magazine design. Examination of samples. Layout sketches.  
10 Project: Creating page templates  
11 Project: Placement of text and images  
12 Project: Creating character and paragraph styles  
13 Create interactive documents.  
14 Recording of works in different formats and preparation of publication  


Recommended Sources

Course’s Note Course notes will be given to the students on a weekly basis.
Other All printed resources and websites, including Adobe Indesign and periodical design


Material Sharing

Homeworks 8 Homewrok , 2 Projects
Exams 1 Midterm



Midterm Studies No Percentage of Contribution
Homework 8 %20
Midterm 1 %20
Seminar and Presentation    
Total   %40
Final Ratio to Success 1 %60
Ratio of Semester to Success   %100


Course’s Contribution to Program

Course’s Contribution to Program Outcomes
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution Level
1 2 3 4 5  
1 To have theoretical background in the fields of art and design         x  
2 To be able to apply basic design principles         x  
3 To have creative and original thinking ability         x  
4 Identify and solve graphic design problems       x    
5 An ability to use current technological tools in design processes at an advanced level         x  
6 To have professional and ethical responsibility about intellectual, art and design works     X      
7 Ability to follow developments in the field of Art and Design         X  
8 To be able to present ideas and designs effectively       X    
9 To be able to work as a team   X        
10 To be able to conduct research, analysis and interpretation in the field       x    
11 Interdisciplinary thinking and ability to connect.       X    
12 To be aware of social and cultural values.     x      



COURSE CATEGORY Expertise / Field Courses
ECTS / Workload Table
Activity Number Time
Total Workload


Course Length (14 x total course time) 14 4 56
Study time out of class (Preliminary work, reinforcement) 14 4 56
Homework 8 8 64
Seminar and Presentation      
Midterm Exam 1 16 16
Final Exam 1 16 16
Total Workload     208
Total Workload / 25 (h)     6,93
Course’s ECTS Credit     7