At the end of the course, students should have a profound understanding of:
- Colour display on a screen and in four-colour print;
- Colour psychology;
- Different typeface classes and how to use those to influence the look and feel of a publication;
- Basics of page composition.
At the end of the course, students should be able to:
- Create a consistent page lay-out for a multi-paged article from scratch, combining images and text, using Adobe InDesign;
- Create a scientific diagram from scratch using Adobe Illustrator;
- Apply colour psychology, typography and composition knowledge to a practical lay-out or diagram case;
- Deliver material to be printed to a professional printer error-free;
- Create digital assets of layouts and illustrations created in Illustrator or InDesign, for use online or in digital presentation;
Period (from – till): 15 November 2021 - 06 February 2022
The course is structured in 10 sessions (9 sessions with tutor + 1 between peers).
Having access to Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator is required for participation.
Vincent van der Vliet, lecturer.
Spiros Pachis, contactperson and registration.
In this interactive online course, students will learn to use Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign to create scientific diagrams and page lay-outs, respectively. The trainer will share their screen to show the students the necessary skills and encourage direct imitation. The course offers short theory lectures in about half the sessions, giving the students theoretical tools to use in their designs. In following sessions, students receive feedback on given assignments and use that to improve their assignments.
Literature/study material used
Study material is a self-developed set of slide decks that will be shared as a reference with the students after each relevant session.
Registration for the courses will only be open for participants in the Research Profile. Please contact the course coordinator to register (firstname.lastname@example.org
The maximum number of participants per group is 16.
Mandatory for students in Master’s programme
Optional for students in other GSLS Master’s programme:
Yes, only specific GSLS programmes: only students following General Research Profile