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Worldwide Adoption of Adobe InDesign Grows Among Art, Design Colleges

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SAN JOSE, Calif.--Jan. 7, 2003-- Adobe Systems Incorporated, the leader in network publishing, today announced that more than 100 art, design and communications colleges in North America, 250 in Europe, and 75 in Japan have integrated Adobe InDesign software, into their cross-media design, production, printing and publishing curricula. Thousands of students worldwide are now learning InDesign in preparation for their careers in creative industries. In North America prestigious schools integrating InDesign into their coursework include: Arizona State University, California Institute of the Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Syracuse University, The Art Institute Online, Sheridan College and University of Illinois. In Europe and Japan colleges teaching InDesign include: Les Gobelins Ecole de l'Image (France), Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs (France), Estienne Ecole Superieure des Arts et Industries Graphiques (France), Fachhochschule Munchen (Germany), Gutenbergschule Frankfurt am Main (Germany), Glasgow School of Art & Design (United Kingdom), Lycee Professionnel Industrie Graphique Gutenberg (France), Nippon Designer Gakuin (Japan), Remark Learning (Japan), Royal College of Art (United Kingdom), Tama Art University (Japan) and Technische Fachhochschule Berlin (Germany). "InDesign is emerging as the dominant professional publishing program," said Frank Romano, chair, School of Printing Management & Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology. "It contains the graphics, color and document sophistication RIT students need to succeed before and after they graduate." "Mac OS X provides design schools and universities with a rock solid foundation for preparing creative professionals to push artistic boundaries," said John Couch, Apple's vice president of Education. "The power of the Mac coupled with Adobe InDesign 2.0 running natively on Mac OS X creates a powerful combination for both today's and tomorrow's creative pros." "We adopted Adobe software in response to the needs of businesses and our students," says Anne Connell, computer technology manager and instructor at Carnegie Mellon. "InDesign is clearly the design program preferred by our students, and native support for Mac OS X is a plus. At the same time, businesses from publishers to creative design firms are standardizing on InDesign. In addition, the ease of converting InDesign files to Adobe PDF means that our students have ready access to a universal format for sharing information with each other, submitting assignments to instructors, and reliably printing designs at our department's print center." Leading colleges globally are building coursework around InDesign, Adobe's professional layout and design program, because of its ease of use, enhanced by its integration with other Adobe software, native support for the Mac OS X, and the program's advanced typography controls. InDesign lets students bring all kinds of creative elements together in one program, and then output pages directly in virtually any print or electronic format, including Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) and Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). Tight integration with other Adobe products enables students to build full campaigns that run the media gamut from print and web, to video. Adobe also provides programs to help educators deliver high quality cross-media education to their students, and to reward students for their design achievements. The Partners by Design program fosters and promotes design education and lifelong learning for design professionals by providing member schools with the latest design tools, training and techniques. Adobe also holds an annual student event called the Adobe Design Achievement Awards, which recognizes student achievements in assimilating the powerful convergence of technology with creative artistic expression.