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The following are college preparatory classes and coroporate training classes offered by DPS University for high schools and businesses in Wisconsin

Corporate Training Classes

Layout With Adobe InDesign® - Tips and Tricks

Learn advanced features of Adobe InDesign® needed to produce a high-quality press-ready PDF. Major emphasis on anchoring graphics, working with long documents, creating tables from imported data, advanced color management, exporting PDFs, and workflow management.

Adobe Photoshop® Tips and Tricks

Focuses on features of Adobe Photoshop® designed to save time while creating high-resolution or low-resolution graphics. Major emphasis on working with layers and clipping paths, understanding RGB and CMYK modes, benefits of using and creating actions, batch production and creating images for web, video and print.

Workflow Efficiency

Designed to help create a production workflow that gives more time to the creative process. Automate parts of your workflow, reduce redundancy, and streamline tedious tasks.

Layout With Quark Xpress® - Tips and Tricks

Learn advanced features of Quark Xpress® needed to produce a high-quality press-ready PDF. Major emphasis on anchoring graphics, working with long documents, creating tables from imported data, advanced color management, exporting PDFs, and workflow management.

Student Workshops

Journalistic Writing and Reporting (1)

Introduction to writing for newspaper and magazine journalism. Development of basic news-gathering and writing for newspapers and magazines.

Introduction To Newspaper/Magazine Layout (2)

Introduction to visual communication, layout and design, typography, and editing with direct application to real world journalism projects. First in series of classes to develop students into a cohesive newspaper or yearbook staff.

Design Workshop (2)

Introduction to Quark or InDesign with hands-on creation of three design projects – letterhead, magazine spread or newspaper feature, and sequence or newspaper feature section.

Advanced Student Workshops

Advanced Newspaper/Magazine Layout (2)

Builds knowledge learned in Student Workshops and completes three design projects – metaphoric typography, photo illustration and cover or front-page.

Advanced Design Workshop (2)

Applies knowledge and skills learned in Design Workshop Uses Quark or InDesign to redesign newspaper/yearbook. Students will collectively produce eight pages of a newspaper or yearbook. The final product can serve as a template for their school publication.

News Editing (1)

Fundamentals of newspaper editing, production, design, and management. Managing and integrating news, advertising, production, and circulation of high school publications.

Adult Enrichment Workshops

Social Media For Parents (1)

Provides parents with tools necessary to understand the various social media websites their children use paying close attention to Internet safety, text messaging, YouTube, MySpace and Facebook. Parents will create and edit a personal Facebook page.

Basic Internet Use (1)

Fundamentals of everyday computer use. Emphasis on e-mail, advanced web searching (consumer safety, using the Internet for fact checking), Voice Over IP applications and Internet security.

(1) - One week class Monday - Friday two hours per day ($25/student) 10-15 students per class
(2) - Two week class Monday - Friday two hours per day ($50/student) 10-15 students per class

Clients Speak Out For DPS

I have never worked with such a great company as Davis Publishing Solutions.  Their instructors can connect with any age group.  The teens and college kids think they are cool, and they hang on every word.  They challenge the students and keep them involved.  My publication advisers and older students (even those in their 60s!) can "keep up" and not get frustrated with the new concepts. The teachers were patient and were able to teach the same concept in multiple ways so everyone can learn. DPS truly have gifted instructors - top in their field.
- Beth, MSPA