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Learn design software, make exciting illustrations, create information graphics or take your publication’s design to new levels with MIPA’s Creative Design and Graphic Illustration classes. Immerse yourself in one of these MIPA Summer Journalism Workshop courses:

CREATIVE ILLUSTRATION TECHNIQUES

Creative Illustration Techniques – Instructor: Chad Bennett  |  Learn about MIPA’s instructors

  • Create dynamic, exciting illustrations for your print, online or video publication
  • Focused on Photoshop and Illustrator techniques specific to creative content
  • Learn when to use illustrations instead of conventional art
  • Learn what makes effective photo illustrations, covers and alternative coverage
  • Knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator helpful, but not required

 

ILLUSTRATOR & INFORMATION GRAPHICS

Illustrator & Information Graphics – Instructor: Karl Gude  |  Learn about MIPA’s instructors

  • Explore ways of visualizing information using photos, drawings
  • Learn Adobe Illustrator
  • Must have a good working knowledge of InDesign
  • Must have some basic design skills

 

ADVANCED YEARBOOK DESIGN

Advanced Yearbook Design – Instructor: Lydia Cadena  |  Learn about MIPA’s instructors

  • Receive instruction in advanced design techniques
  • Use contemporary coverage techniques to strengthen your yearbook
  • Must have a good working knowledge of the software your school uses for yearbook design
  • Ideal for section editors and staffers with experience

 

INDESIGN FOR NEWSPAPER

InDesign for Newspaper – Instructor: Elizabeth Cyr & Jim Woehrle  |  Learn about MIPA’s instructors

  • Select from beginner or intermediate tracks
  • Focus on how to use Adobe InDesign to design your newspaper
  • Beginner track: No previous experience required. Learn the software and basic design techniques (75% of class on software instruction; 25% on design techniques)
  • Intermediate track: More design instruction (50% of class on software instruction; 50% on design techniques)

DESIGN LIKE A PRO

Design Like a Pro – Instructor: Rick Epps  |  Learn about MIPA’s instructors

  • For experienced designers and design editors who want to go to the next level and redesign their newspaper
  • Learn and apply advanced, contemporary design techniques. (80-90% of class time)
  • Create and organize pages that will attract readers
  • Must know InDesign
  • Must have a keen interest in design

 

TAKING YOUR NEWSPAPER TO THE EDGE

Taking Your Newspaper to the Edge – Instructor: C.E. Sikkenga  |  Learn about MIPA’s instructors

  • Go beyond design to rethink how your newspaper covers your school
  • Learn cutting edge writing and design
  • Explore content, concepts & trends
  • Create alternative story forms
  • Explore ways to make your publication better
  • Should have a good working knowledge of InDesign
  • Recommendation: Staff members should take this together so they can collaborate
  • Advanced students only—must have above average design & writing skills

 

Are you an experienced member of your student media staff or just graduated from high school?

You might be interested in joining the staff of The Upstart, MIPA’s workshop student media outlet. Get great hands-on experience and learn the latest trends in journalism.