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MDIA 1160 - Adobe Illustrator 1

Media Communications Part-time Studies Course

School of Business + Media

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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.

Credits

1.5

Cost

$500.09 - $510.09 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Spring/Summer 2021

Below are two offerings of this course for the Spring/Summer 2021 term.

CRN 23577

Sat Jun 05 - Sat Jun 19 3 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 05 - Jun 19 Sat 09:00 - 16:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Negin Etemadi

Course Outline

Cost

$510.09

Notes

  1. 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 subscription will be available on the BCIT Software Access webpage https://www.bcit.ca/it-services/software-access/ before the start date of this course. 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. Course content, type and quality of assignments, and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. To be successful in this online course, plan to spend 7-10 hours per week on your studies, or more of it’s a condensed course, starting Week 1. Important course information will be sent to your myBCIT account prior to your course start date. System Requirements are: Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit) version 1809 or later [OR] Apple® macOS® 10.13, 10.14 or later (64-bit Intel-based) Processor: 64-bit Intel® or AMD® multi-core processor with SSE4.2 instruction set Memory: 8 GB minimum, 16 GB or higher recommended (32 GB for 4K media or higher) Graphics: NVidia GeForce GTX 1050 or equivalent; NVidia GeForce GTX 1660 or Quadro T1000 is recommended [OR] AMD Radeon Pro 555X or higher S[OR] Intel UHD Graphics 630 or higher Storage: 250GB SSD or higher Monitor: 1920 x 1080 or higher Internet: Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services If this section is full, you can add your contact information to the School of Business Waitlist: https://sobptswaitlist.bcitsitecentre.ca
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

CRN 28826

Sun Jul 04 - Sun Jul 18 3 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jul 04 - Jul 18 Sun 09:00 - 16:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Paul Sawyer

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$500.09

Notes

  1. 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 subscription will be available on the BCIT Software Access webpage https://www.bcit.ca/it-services/software-access/ before the start date of this course. 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. Course content, type and quality of assignments, and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. To be successful in this online course, plan to spend 7-10 hours per week on your studies, or more of it’s a condensed course, starting Week 1. Important course information will be sent to your myBCIT account prior to your course start date. System Requirements are: Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit) version 1809 or later [OR] Apple® macOS® 10.13, 10.14 or later (64-bit Intel-based) Processor: 64-bit Intel® or AMD® multi-core processor with SSE4.2 instruction set Memory: 8 GB minimum, 16 GB or higher recommended (32 GB for 4K media or higher) Graphics: NVidia GeForce GTX 1050 or equivalent; NVidia GeForce GTX 1660 or Quadro T1000 is recommended [OR] AMD Radeon Pro 555X or higher S[OR] Intel UHD Graphics 630 or higher Storage: 250GB SSD or higher Monitor: 1920 x 1080 or higher Internet: Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services If this section is full, you can add your contact information to the School of Business Waitlist: https://sobptswaitlist.bcitsitecentre.ca
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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

MDIA 1160 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

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

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Technical Writing
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

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