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ICT 665 Adobe Illustrator Advanced

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Course Description

Discover the versatility of vector illustration and design in this advanced Adobe Illustrator course. Go beyond the basics of digital illustration, such as advanced 3D effects, perspective drawing, and combining Illustrator with other Adobe applications.

Explore developing digital graphic design projects and mastering the colour harmonies, professional logo design, gradient mesh, and graphs and pictographs. Finally, develop your creativity in designing Web interface, wireframe, colour and graphics, Web style guidelines, and banner animation.


Course Details

This course is designed for those intermediate to advanced-level users who want to further their skills in working with Illustrator. The Instructor will assume you have already mastered the fundamentals of Photoshop and Illustrator as advanced topics will be covered.


Prerequisites

  • ICT 437 Adobe Illustrator
  • Students must also meet the recommendations and requirements in the Notes section along with any proficiencies identified below.

Instructional Delivery

All instruction is instructor-led, face-to-face and may be delivered in three formats:

  • In Class - all classes are taught in a classroom lab.
  • Online - all classes are taught synchronously in real-time.
  • Blended - delivery is both in a classroom lab and synchronously online, alternating weekly.

It is the students responsibility to carefully read the course section content below to know which delivery options are available for the course they are registering into.

Registration

  • Registrations within 24 hours of course start time must be made by phone (403-220-2988).

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Course Content

Course Level Learning Outcomes

  • Construct perspective drawings
  • Apply blend, symbol, drawing, painting, and brush tools
  • Design info-graphics and charts
  • Design branding and logo web and devices
  • Implement design principles, elements, and composition

Topics of Instruction

  • Perspective Drawing
  • Blending Colours and Shapes
  • Exporting a Document
  • Mastering the pen tools
  • Mastering Opacity and Blend Mode
  • Acquiring and Embedding Images
  • Using the brush tools for drawing and painting
  • Advanced Blend Commands
  • Gradient Mesh
  • Clipping Masks
  • Creating Patterns
  • Using Symbols
  • Designing Types
  • Logo Design
  • Illustrator for Web Design
  • Designing Infographics
  • Designing for the Web and Devices

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Notes

Recommendations and Requirements

Course Duration

Courses are 30 hours and are scheduled to be completed in either 5 weeks or 10 weeks. Generally, 5 week courses have two classes per week, and 10 week courses have one class per week.

Delivery Formats

Courses may be delivered in class, online, or blended (both in class and online). All delivery formats will use Desire2Learn (D2L) and Adobe Connect Meeting (ACM) tools to varying degrees and it is the students responsibility to ensure they are comfortable with these tools prior to the start of the first class.

Students are encouraged to read Student Online Learning Resources to determine the delivery format that will best meet their learning needs.

  • Students familiar with D2L and ACM from previous course work, require no further introduction to these learning tools.
  • Students who register into an in class only course section and who are unfamiliar with D2L and ACM learning tools are recommended to take the necessary time to fully explore these learning tools prior to the start of class.
  • Students who register into an online or blended course section and who are unfamiliar with D2L and ACM learning tools are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.

Required Tools

For online and blended delivery, students should have access to their own computer with required software, Internet connection, a headset with speakers and microphone, webcam, and a monitor large enough to display multiple applications (or the use of two monitors). Students should test their environment prior to the start of class to ensure everything is working properly.

Required Software

Students will need access to software outside the classroom lab to enable work on assignments, projects, and other course work.

  • The software used in this course is Adobe Illustrator CC which may be downloaded from Adobe.
  • If necessary, additional requirements will be announced at the start of the course.

Textbooks

Attendance

It is strongly recommended that students attend every class. It is the responsibility of the student to communicate potential absenteeism to the instructor.

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Prerequisites

  • ICT 437 Adobe Illustrator
  • Students must also meet the recommendations and requirements in the Notes section along with any proficiencies identified below.

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Proficiencies

  • Students who register into an online or blended course section and who are unfamiliar with D2L and ACM learning tools are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.
  • Students must be familiar with the personal computer, keyboard and mouse.
  • Students must have Microsoft Windows skills and knowledge, and be able to perform the following tasks:
    • start and run Windows
    • use the taskbar, Start button and Help feature
    • use Minimize, Maximize, Restore Down/Up and Close
    • use the left and right mouse buttons appropriately
    • understand file management techniques
    • navigate between files, folders, or drives.

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Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)




Sections

  ICT 665 - 009 Adobe Illustrator Advanced  
  Spring 2017   Status:  Available
 
Class:   Thu 6:00PM - 9:00PM
13 Apr 2017 to 15 Jun 2017
Number of Sessions: 10 Sessions
Hours: 30.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    $875.00
 
Campus: Main Campus
Delivery Options:  Class
  Section Notes:  

COURSE SCHEDULE AND DELIVERY 

This course has 10 classes scheduled once per week for 10 weeks. This course is delivered in a Lab at the University of Calgary main Campus

PREREQUISITES

ICT 437 Adobe Illustrator

PROFICIENCIES

Students who are unfamiliar with D2L / ACM are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.

TRANSFER AND WITHDRAWAL FEES

A $25 fee applies for course withdrawals and transfers. For our standard Refund, Withdrawal and Transfer Policy visit conted.ucalgary.ca/refund

  
 
  ICT 665 - 010 Adobe Illustrator Advanced  
  Spring 2017   Status:  Available
 
Online:   Thu 6:00PM - 9:00PM
13 Apr 2017 to 15 Jun 2017
Number of Sessions: 10 Sessions
Hours: 30.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    $875.00
 
Delivery Options:  Online
  Section Notes:  

COURSE SCHEDULE AND DELIVERY 

This course has 10 classes scheduled once per week for 10 weeks. This course is delivered in a Lab at the University of Calgary main Campus

PREREQUISITES

ICT 437 Adobe Illustrator

PROFICIENCIES

Students who are unfamiliar with D2L / ACM are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.

TRANSFER AND WITHDRAWAL FEES

A $25 fee applies for course withdrawals and transfers. For our standard Refund, Withdrawal and Transfer Policy visit conted.ucalgary.ca/refund

  
 


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