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Vector Graphics: Adobe Illustrator GDES 1270

Graphic Design Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

​Vector Graphics are widely used to create logos and business charts or graphs, greeting cards, posters, web or app. interface elements, graphics for brochures or manuals, patterns, clothing, and in fine art. Producing high quality vector graphics is a must-have skillset for any graphic designer. Students will be introduced to the foundations of vector graphics, including understanding anchor point types, creating paths and geometrical shapes, object's properties such as Fill and Stroke, working with gradients, and how to organize objects in groups and layers. Students will also learn advanced techniques such as working with Brushes, Symbols, Type objects, Masking, Graphic Styles, Artboards, and exporting the results for variant purposes. Students will apply this knowledge in individual and team projects. Using the professional design process, students are tasked with researching each project topic, producing design sketches, executing a final polished design, and then critiquing each other.

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

3.0

Domestic fees

$598.54 - $625.65 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2024

Below are three offerings of GDES 1270 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 69266

Duration

Tue Apr 02 - Tue Jun 18 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 69266
  • Domestic fees $598.54
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 02 - Jun 18 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Instructor

Dirk Erkau

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$598.54

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. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. 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 BCIT Flexible Learning courses are eligible for a free Adobe Creative Cloud subscription from BCIT. Up to two weeks prior to their course start date (and not before), please visit kb.bcit.ca, select the Student Resources section, and search for “Adobe Creative Cloud”, then follow the instructions in the article found to claim your free subscription.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

CRN 68632

Duration

Thu Apr 04 - Thu Jun 20 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 68632
  • Domestic fees $598.54
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 04 - Jun 20 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Mahmoud Abdel-Hai

Course outline

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Domestic fees

$598.54

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. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. 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. Materials will be posted every THURSDAY and students are required to check the content posted and submit assignments weekly. You will require access to the Adobe Creative Cloud in order to complete this course. Students who are currently registered in one or more BCIT Flexible Learning courses are eligible for a free Adobe Creative Cloud subscription from BCIT. Up to two weeks prior to their course start date (and not before), please visit kb.bcit.ca, select the Student Resources section, and search for “Adobe Creative Cloud”, then follow the instructions in the article found to claim your free subscription.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

CRN 68633

Duration

Sat Apr 06 - Sat Jun 22 (11 weeks)

  • 11 weeks
  • CRN 68633
  • Domestic fees $625.65
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 06 - Jun 22 Sat 09:30 - 12:45 Downtown DTC Rm. 875
Instructor

Andrew Sugianto

Course outline

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Domestic fees

$625.65

Important information
  1. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  2. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. No class on May 18. This class will be delivered in person on the Downtown campus. You will require access to the Adobe Creative Cloud in order to complete this course. Students who are currently registered in one or more BCIT Flexible Learning courses are eligible for a free Adobe Creative Cloud subscription from BCIT. Up to two weeks prior to their course start date (and not before), please visit kb.bcit.ca, select the Student Resources section, and search for “Adobe Creative Cloud”, then follow the instructions in the article found to claim your free subscription.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Describe the difference between vector- and raster-based graphics.
  • Demonstrate how Bezier (curved) anchor points are created and edited.
  • Create and modify different paths, objects, and shapes.
  • Describe how graphics are organized within an illustrator file.
  • Trace different details from images to produce high quality vector-based renders.
  • Demonstrate how patterns are created and edited.
  • Use artboards and adjust their position or size.
  • Explain how different Text objects and Type Areas are created within illustrator.
  • Demonstrate how gradients are used as a rendering technique.
  • Create Brushes and use them to render complex results.
  • Explain how Symbols are created and updated.
  • Demonstrate how to mask objects or groups using clipping and opacity masks
  • Explain how libraries are created, saved, and exported.
  • Export graphics for different purposes such as print, web or as app. interface elements.​

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2023

Related Programs

Vector Graphics: Adobe Illustrator (GDES 1270) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Graphic Communications
    Diploma Full-time
  2. Graphic Design
    Certificate Full-time/Part-time
  3. Graphic Design Foundations
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  4. Media Techniques and Marketing Communications
    Certificate Part-time
  5. Media Techniques for Business
    Certificate Part-time
  6. User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) Design
    Associate Certificate Part-time

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