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Adobe Illustrator 1 MDIA 1160

Media Communications Part-time Studies Course

Course details

In this hands-on course, you will create and design scalable computer graphics with Adobe Illustrator that require creativity and imagination. You will use multiple art boards, layers, and sub-layers to organize your artwork. As well, you will use drawing tools, drop down menus, and floating panels to create a series of projects. You will use the pen tool to draw precise, offset paths, and different path widths. We will emphasize both linear and radial gradients, gradient meshes and blends for visual effects, and the effective use of colour. You will use both horizontal and vertical alignment tools and distribute your artwork evenly. You will create canisters using 3D revolve, symbols, and mapping tools.

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

1.5

Cost

$492.71 - $515.94 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2022

Below is one offering of MDIA 1160 for the Spring/Summer 2022 term.

CRN 28826

Duration

Sat Jul 09 - Sat Jul 23 (3 weeks)

  • 3 weeks
  • CRN 28826
  • $492.71
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jul 09 - Jul 23 Sat 09:30 - 16:30 Online
Instructor

Negin Etemadi

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$492.71

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. You will require access to the Adobe Creative Cloud in order to complete this course. The cost of your Adobe subscription will be in addition to the tuition fee for this course. Further information regarding options to attain an Adobe This is not a self-paced course. You will be expected to be available and online on the posted days and times shown on your registration schedule. It is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Please log into learn.bcit.ca using your BCIT student email and password on the first day of class. You will require access to the Adobe Creative Cloud in order to complete this course. Students who are currently registered in one or more part-time courses can purchase a subscription for Adobe Creative Cloud Pro at a discount through BCIT’s new software portal kb.bcit.ca/student/adobe-creative-cloud-subscription-part-time-student-3130 If this section is full, you can add your contact information to the School of Business Waitlist: sobptswaitlist.bcitsitecentre.ca
Status

Fall 2022

Below are two offerings of MDIA 1160 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 45426

Duration

Tue Sep 13 - Tue Oct 18 (6 weeks)

  • 6 weeks
  • CRN 45426
  • $515.94
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 13 - Oct 18 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Downtown DTC Rm. 860
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$515.94

Important information
  1. You will require access to the Adobe Creative Cloud in order to complete this course. In order to access the Adobe Creative cloud on your personal devices for off campus use, a subscription will be required. The cost of your Adobe subscription will be in addition to the tuition fee for this course. Information explaining how to obtain a discounted Adobe subscription is available on the BCIT Software Access webpage If this section is full, you can add your contact information to the School of Business Waitlist: sobptswaitlist.bcitsitecentre.ca
Status

Sneak Preview

This section is only available for registration starting Wed May 25, 2022 at 9:00 am (PDT)

CRN 31622

Duration

Thu Sep 15 - Thu Oct 20 (6 weeks)

  • 6 weeks
  • CRN 31622
  • $498.47
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 15 - Oct 20 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$498.47

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. You will require access to the Adobe Creative Cloud in order to complete this course. In order to access the Adobe Creative cloud on your personal devices for off campus use, a subscription will be required. The cost of your Adobe subscription will be in addition to the tuition fee for this course. Information explaining how to obtain a discounted Adobe subscription is available on the BCIT Software Access webpage This course will be delivered entirely online, however, is an asynchronous course which does not require that you meet each week at a specific time. It is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Please check to ensure you meet the computer requirements for the class. If this section is full, you can add your contact information to the School of Business Waitlist: sobptswaitlist.bcitsitecentre.ca
Status

Sneak Preview

This section is only available for registration starting Wed May 25, 2022 at 9:00 am (PDT)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • Create and adjust multiple artboards using the artboard tool.
  • Draw and control accurate paths with the pen tool and pen curvature tool.
  • Create layers and sub-layers to manipulate and organize your artwork.
  • Move, adjust, and size graphics using a selection and direct selection tool.
  • Create and edit rectangles with live corners, ellipses, polygons, lines, and stars.
  • Transform objects using scale, rotate, reflection, and shear from a central reference point.
  • Adjust colour highlights, midtones, and shadows by creating a gradient mesh.
  • Demonstrate the use of different transparency and opacity settings for shading.
  • Create linear and radial gradients, and colour blends.
  • Average points mathematically on both a horizontal and vertical axis point.
  • Make an exact copy of any shape by creating an offset path.
  • Create graphics using 3D revolve, symbols, and mapping tools.

Effective as of Fall 2016

Related Programs

Adobe Illustrator 1 (MDIA 1160) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Graphic Design
    Associate Certificate Full-time/Part-time/Distance & Online Learning
  2. Media Techniques and Marketing Communications
    Certificate Part-time
  3. Media Techniques for Business
    Certificate Part-time
  4. User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) Design
    Associate Certificate Part-time

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Technical Writing
    Associate Certificate Part-time

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