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MDIA 1160 - Adobe Illustrator MAC 1

Media Communications Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

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

$489.17 - $489.57 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Spring/Summer 2017

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2017 term.

CRN 28826

Sun Aug 13 - Sun Aug 27 3 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Aug 13 - Aug 27 Sun 09:00 - 16:00 DTC Rm. 880

Instructor

Paul Sawyer

Course Outline

Cost

$489.17

This course offering is full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Full

Fall 2017

Below are two offerings of this course for the Fall 2017 term.

CRN 31389

Sat Oct 14 - Sat Nov 25 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 14 - Nov 25 Sat 09:00 - 12:00 DTC Rm. 850

Instructor

Paul Sawyer

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$489.57

Notes

  1. No class November 11.

CRN 31622

Thu Sep 14 - Thu Oct 19 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 14 - Oct 19 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Rm. 850

Instructor

Paul Sawyer

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$489.57

This course offering is full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Full

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

  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. Video Production and Editing
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Technical Writing
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

Books & Supplies

The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit bcit.ca/bookstore for more information.

Spring/Summer 2017

Books for Spring/Summer 2017 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Downtown Campus Bookstore

If you are taking this course at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Downtown Campus Bookstore.

Illustrator CC: Visual QuickStart Guide (2014 release)
Author Elaine Weinmann, Peter Lourekas
Publisher Peachpit Press
Copyright 2015
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-13398-703-4
Price $34.95
Required

Fall 2017

No information on books is currently available for Fall 2017 offerings of this course.

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