Course Description

Discover the versatility of vector illustration in this advanced Illustrator course. Explore perspective drawing, gradient mesh, graphs and pictographs to develop scalable vector graphic designs that can go anywhere, including print, apps, video, and websites. This course is for those intermediate to advanced-level users who want to further their skills.

Course Details

Course assignments are application based; at the end of the course, you may be able to use some of this work to build your portfolio.

The software used in this course is Adobe Illustrator CC, which may be downloaded from Adobe at student pricing. No prior versions are taught or reviewed.

Course Learning Outcomes

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Construct perspective drawings to represent three-dimensional images on a two-dimensional picture plane
  • Design graphic illustrations from concept to final completion
  • Construct multi-page web sites, documents and apps
  • Design graphics for web, print and apps


  • Perspective drawing
  • Blending colours and shapes
  • Exporting a document
  • Advanced techniques of the pen tool
  • Advanced opacity and blend mode
  • Linking and embedding images
  • Using the brush tools for drawing and painting
  • Advanced blend and gradient
  • Gradient mesh
  • Clipping masks
  • Creating patterns
  • Using symbols
  • Advanced type manipulation



  • A minimum of 6 months experience working with Adobe Illustrator to create and edit vector graphics.

Applies Towards the Following Program(s)

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Online Synchronous
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Apr 12, 2023 to Jun 14, 2023
Schedule and Location
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $825.00
Required Software
Adobe Illustrator CC, which may be downloaded from Adobe. No prior versions are taught or reviewed.
Reading List / Textbook
No textbook required.
Section Notes

Classes are held online in real time (Mountain Time) at the specified time and dates.

You will require access to a computer with the 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).

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system, and Zoom web conferencing software. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. If you are unfamiliar with the D2L and Zoom. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available one day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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