CIRRUS is a Nordic-Baltic network of Art and Design higher education. There are 20 excellent art and design schools from the Nordics and the Baltics in the circle of this cooperation. The central activities of the partner institutions are art and design, including innovative activities, technical development and artistic practices.

CIRRUS course in Lithuania

Electronic Publishing Workshop with Prof. Julia Ojapelto (Finland) in Graphic design department of Vilnius Academy of Arts

Graphic Design Department at Vilnius Art Academy will host a workshop for students of graphic design, interior design, fashion design and  others and invites interested students from all Cirrus institutions to attend the course.

Title of course: Electronic Publishing

Workshop period:  September 30 – October 4

Teacher: Julia Ojapelto, Senior lecturer, Programme coordinator, Graphic Design of Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Institute of Design

Number of available places for Cirrus students: 5

Course Content

The content of the Electronic Publishing Workshop:

What is an electronic publication? A lecture and discussion about the topic. The short history about publishing, the time before iPad and tablet computers. What designer should know about programs/software, interactive elements and publishing formats to publish on mobile devices. How to publish for free.

How to make E-books, design with iBooks Author and Adobe CC tools. Adobe InDesign Creative Cloud versions and publishing solutions. Folio publishing tools. Suitable file formats pdf, swf, epub, Reflowable and Fixed layout.

The outcome of the workshop is fully interactive electronic publication to share on mobile devices.
The participants have the basic understanding how to use InDesign software for making layouts.

Preliminary Schedule:

·  Workshop starts at 30th of September, 9:00 AM, Vilnius Academy of Arts, Maironio str. 3, Vilnius, 3rd floor, 312 room.
·  30th of September – theory, 9:00 – 16:00
·  October 1st-3rd – practice and discussions, 9:00 – 16:00
·  October 4th – workshop results presentation, ~ 14:00

How to apply

Please send you motivation letters to asta.jackute@gmail.comby the 25th of September 2019. The results will be available on the 26th of September.