Digital Workshop Center Trade School

Adobe InDesign Bootcamp

Create stunning layouts with InDesign

Adobe InDesign Bootcamp will take you on a deep dive into creating complex layouts in Adobe Creative Cloud. Adobe InDesign is an industry leader for advanced document layouts for good reason.  If you are serious about becoming proficient and productive with InDesign, then the Adobe InDesign Bootcamp is perfect for you.

Learn the ins and outs of Adobe InDesign


Essential Career Skills

Whether you are working on longer documents (e.g. magazines, books, etc) or need to be more productive with complex layouts, InDesign can do it all.  The Adobe InDesign Bootcamp is an immersive dive into this complicated layout application. To master your InDesign skills, you work through 28 hours of InDesign classes, followed by design fundamentals to teach you how to create visually appealing designs.

Each bootcamp is hands-on and intensive, but designed to help make difficult topics easier to understand.  Your instructor will work with you closely to make sure that you avoid common mistakes in Illustrator and apply best practices when possible.

Learn the right ways to use InDesign to begin designing stunning layouts and save yourself an incredible amount of time.

1-on-1 Mentoring

Your program includes one-on-one mentoring throughout your classroom training, as well as one month of support after the end of each class  and one year for a free re-take of the same class.

Programs at DWC also include a Capstone Project option for additional one-on-one portfolio building opportunities.

Financial Aid Options

Confidently invest in your career by enrolling in the Ignite Income Share Agreement (ISA) or DWC payment plan.  Speak to a student advisor today to learn more about what options are available.

Career Coaching

As you end your program, you will work closely with our expert career coaches to refine your next steps towards a new job.  Career services provided include one-on-one resume writing and job search workshops.

Alumni Spotlight

Great instructor that was able take complicated projects and concepts and break them down into easily understood steps – no easy feat.  As someone who came in with little InDesign experience, our instructor seamlessly coached us both and was extremely flexible with some scheduling issues on our end. Could not have asked for a better experience.
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Pay nothing until you’re hired with the Ignite ISA plan.  Payment plans and financial aid options available.

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What Skills Will You Learn?

Classes Included in the Adobe Illustrator Bootcamp


Capstone Project

One-on-one mentoring with your instructor while working on a real-world project pertaining to your program.  From project concept to delivery, each student will perform the work to complete the project with your instructor there to help guide you through the process.


  • 38 in-class hours are required to complete this program
  • Additional hours outside of class will also be assigned.

Speak to a student advisor to receive a training plan with a customized program schedule.

Payment Options

Financial Aid Available for the Adobe Illustrator Bootcamp

DWC Payment Plans

No interest and no monthly fees.  12 or 18 month plans available. $75 one-time administrative fee applicable to all payment plans.


12 months


18 months

Full Tuition (with package discount)

Pay your full program tuition upfront and receive an additional
$200 package discount.


Full Tuition


when you pay in full upfront

Custom Programs

There is no one-size-fits-all training program.  Speak to a student advisor about how you can customize your program to fit your goals.

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GI Bill

For U.S. Veterans and their families, DWC programs are eligible for GI Bill education benefit funding.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at

WIOA & DVR Grants

DWC is an exclusive training provider for Workforce Centers and Divisions of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR).

Each office administers grant funding on a case-by-case basis.

Download our guides to learn more about how to research WIOA and DVR grant funding.

Frequently Asked Questions

Program Outline

Upon successful completion of the Adobe InDesign Bootcamp, students will be:

    • Using analog and digital tools to apply design elements to a composition using solid design principles.
    • Learning to effectively receive and deliver critique with the goal of improving a design’s ability to communicate visually to its audience.
    • Understanding the InDesign environment
    • Determining Graphic Type and Resolution
    • Setting up a document and working with pages
    • Working with Objects
    • Flowing text
    • Advanced techniques for editing text
    • Working with typography
    • Working with color
    • Working with Styles
    • Importing and modifying graphics
    • Creating Tables
    • Working with transparency
    • Printing and Exporting


    • Design a real-world graphic design project with one-on-one help from a mentor
    • One-on-one job search and resume writing assistance with a career coach

When can I start?

Classes are offered on a rolling enrollment basis throughout the year, typically every 8-12 weeks.


No pre-requisites.

We highly recommend that you have purchased and installed the Adobe Creative Cloud before the start of class.

How Long Is This Program?

The average length to complete the bootcamp program is 3-6 months.  Total length may vary based on the pace in which you schedule your classes.

Each program allows one year to be completed, but, depending on your pace of learning and skill level, you may move as fast or as slow as you like within that time frame.  DWC works on a rolling enrollment system and provides flexible scheduling options so you can choose the classes that best fit your life.

At DWC, each Certificate Program is comprised of many stand-alone classes and a Capstone project.  Once you have completed all the necessary course work, you will earn your certificate.

What's Included?

Similar to any university program, each Bootcamp is comprised of many stand-alone classes.

In addition to your coursework, you must complete a Capstone Project.

Once you have completed all the necessary course work, you will earn your certificate of completion.

Each class within your program includes:

  • Professional Textbook(s) or Reference Packet(s)
  • Download materials with practice examples
  • Free access to CoWorking space on class days (FC Only)
  • One month of technical support & mentoring
  • One year for a free re-take (for attended students of public classes only)
  • Certificate of Completion

At the end of your program, career coaching including one-on-one job search and resume writing workshops are available.

What Career Services Do You Offer?

As you complete your program, you will be eligible to work one-on-one with a career counselor.  Workshops for job search and resume writing are included in the cost of your program.  Our expert career advisors will help you prepare for the next steps of your career path.  Your success is our success.

What is a Bootcamp?

A DWC Bootcamp is an intensive program based around one software application or idea like Adobe InDesign.  In a bootcamp program, you will work through several stand-alone classes followed by additional one-on-one time with your instructor.

For the most comprehensive dive into a specific application, a Bootcamp is a great choice for you to become an expert in a short amount of time.

Certificate Program vs Bootcamp?

A Certificate Program is a career based track of classes, designed to improve your skills for a specific career.  Popular certificates include graphic design, digital marketing, and business administration.

A Bootcamp is an intensive program based around one software application.,  It is more focused on one specific skill than a career.

If you are unsure which is right for you, talk to a student advisor to learn more.