Course code MākZ3033
Faculty Faculty of Education, Psychology and Art
Credit points, number of lectures
Credit points ECTS Credit points Total number of auditorium hours Number of lecture hours Number of student independent work hours
2 3 32 16 48
E-courses MākZ3033: Typographic Layout Design
Course annotation The aim of the study course is to gain competence in processing text and graphic visual material using software which is used by professional print houses – like InDesign. Students have an opportunity to solve the given tasks in professional and creative manner, in accordance with specifications and job marker requirements
Results Students gain a proficiency in using the professional terminology, working with layout design software, knowledge of key principles and technical conditions of layput design. By handling appropriate tasks, students are getting prepared to work in printhouses and publishing enterprizes
Course plan 1.Ievads izdevējprogrammās Introduction into layout design softwareL2
2.Overview of Adobe InDesign softwareL2
3.Adobe InDesign toolsL1,Lw1
4.Working with framesL1,Lw1
5.Working with textL1,Lw1
6.Working with colourL1,Lw1
7.Working with stylesL1,Lw1
8.Importing the pictureL1,Lw1
9.Creating tablesL1,Lw1
10.TransparencyL1,Lw1
11.Working with big documentsL1,Lw1
12.Preparing a document for printing and exportingL1,Lw1
13.Creative analysis of typographic productsL1,Lw1
14.Key principles of layout designL1,Lw1
15.Hands-on layout designLw4


Requirements for obtaining credit points 3 tryouts during semester: 2 tests (10%each) and intermediate exhibition (30%)
Final examination - exibition (50%)

Study programmes Art