Desktop Publishing Courses & Certificate Schools
Desktop publishing software is a tool for graphic designers and non-designers to create visual communications(brochures, business cards, greeting cards, Web pages, posters, etc.) for professional or desktop printing as well as for online or on-screen electronic publishing.
Programs such as Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Publisher, QuarkXPress, Serif PagePlus, and Scribus are examples of desktop publishing software. Some of these are used more by graphic designers. Others are used more by office workers, teachers, students, small business owners, and non-designers.
Desktop Publishing Schools
Desktop publishing is the use of computer software to design page layouts and create written and visual documents for publication. There are college majors, institutes schools who award certificates or associate's degrees in desktop publishing. Some programs are standalone, but desktop publishing can also be taught within communications, media studies or graphic design programs.
Students of these programs will learn about layout techniques, typography, publishing software and text design. Those seeking a 2-year degree will typically be awarded an Associate in Applied Science. People with knowledge of desktop publishing can work in fields like technical writing, creative writing, graphic design and typography.