What Is a College Brochure?
A brochure is an informative paper document for advertising, which can be folded into a pamphlet or leaflet. It is a promotional tool that can be used to introduce something and inform potential customers or the public of the benefits. A college brochure, therefore, showcases details of an educational institute such as about the courses, facilities, teaching staff, and history.
How to Make an Editable College Brochure in Apple Pages
A college brochure is the first in line to promote to parents and students who have an interest in applying to your educational institute. To make a college brochure, the school has to prepare the content and then create a design that can be associated with the school. Just follow these steps to find out how.
1. Choosing the Brochure Content
Since we'll be making a brochure for college, we'll have to sell the university to our readers. Not literally selling it, but trying to convince people why your college is their best option. Here you'll have to include the courses you offer, the facilities that are available, and what program you specialize in. The last is important, but make sure it doesn't overshadow the other programs. Also mention some of the extracurricular activities that the school participates in. It's something that many students usually anticipate.
2. Decide on Your Brochure Folds
There are all kinds of folds for brochures. Some are have two folds (bi folds) while others have three (tri folds). You decide on the number of folds based on how much content you're planning to put in. It's better if you go for the trifold since you'll be adding a lot of content to really convince your prospects to apply there.
3. Create a Rough Draft
Having decided on the folds of your brochure, you can now plan the layout. Utilize the space and mark certain areas to know where you put images and some content. Because Apple Pages has a special feature that allows you to sketch on the document, you can base your final design on the draft by adding a layer above it.
4. Designing the Brochure
In designing your brochure, consider the colors you use, the font, and the images. Let's start with your images. Using stock image isn't really recommendable. Instead, you're going to want to use photographs taken in everyday life in the campus. Your brochure color also needs to align with your school colors. As for the font, you can use the standard formal fonts like Arial, Helvetica, or Times New Roman. However, if your college specializes in courses like arts or computer engineering or graphic design, then you can substitute the images with vector shapes.
5. Format and Printing
The advantage of Apple Pages is that it's available in several Apple devices like the Mac, iPad, and the iPhone, so once you store it into your device, it'll be available in your other gadgets that have iOS. Apple Pages is even available for PC. So before printing it out, make sure you review your work in case you made an error with your design or writing. Change what you can and save a soft copy before having it printed out.