Adobe InDesign CS6 Advanced (including Basic) AID001 - Academy of York

Adobe InDesign CS6 Advanced (including Basic) AID001


Adobe InDesign CS6 Advanced (including Basic)

Is creating videos and images your dream job, are you interested in creating interactive content for websites or are you interested in learning how to manipulate videos, images, sounds and animation? Then this is the course for you. InDesign CS6 software is a versatile desktop publishing application that gives you pixel-perfect control over design and typography. You will learn how to create elegant and engaging pages for print, tablets, and other screens. You will also learn how to use the new Adaptive Design Tools to easily repurpose layouts to look great on a variety of pages sizes, orientations, or devices.

Topics that will be covered in this comprehensive course include

  • Basic documents
  • Using objects
  • Multi-page documents
  • Working with text
  • Working with graphics & colours
  • Pre-flighting & preparing documents
  • Long documents
  • Working with colour
  • Print preparation
  • Electronic distribution
  • Exporting interactive documents
  • XML files

Hardware Requirements (you should have your own computer)

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
  • 1GB of RAM (3GB recommended) for 32 bit; 2GB of RAM (8GB recommended) for 64 bit
  • 2GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)
  • 1024×768 display (1280×800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
  • DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs
  • Some features in Adobe® Bridge rely on a DirectX 9- capable graphics card with at least 64 MB of VRAM

Software Requirements (Adobe InDesign Software is NOT included in tuition fees)

  • Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 3 or Windows 7 with Service Pack 1
  • Adobe® InDesign® CS6
  • Internet browser software

Assessment and Award

Once you have successfully completed the self-assessment assignments for this course, you will be required to write the Adobe exam through Certiport, an independent third party assessment centre. Visit the Certiport website at to find a testing centre closest to you. Please note that assessments and exam fees are NOT included in your tuition fees. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate from Adobe.

AOY Accreditation

Academy of York is accredited by FASSET SETA, SAIOSH, HWSETA, SABPP, PMSA, CompTIA, COMENSA and the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB), and is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a Private College.

This course is approved by Adobe™

Course Name: Adobe InDesign CS6 Advanced (including Basic) (AID001)
Price Before bursary R7,000
Price after bursaryR4,200*
Once off payment priceR3,780
Payment PlanR350 over 12 months
Study period: 12 monthsRegistration fee: R600
Course Name: Adobe Combo – Any 2 Adobe course
Price Before bursary R10,000
Price after bursaryR6,000*
Once off payment priceR5,450
Payment PlanR400 over 15 months
Study period: 18 monthsRegistration fees: R1000

*Prospective students need to contact Academy of York to determine if they qualify for a bursary


What our students say about us

Thabo-Masina‘’My experience with the college was good and I have never seen or hear about a college that takes care and always keep contact with its learners like AOY. I felt important and while doing the course with all the support I got and quick responses when I had questions, looking forward for my next course, much love.’’Thabo Masina