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MDIA 1160 - Adobe Illustrator 1

Media Communications Part-time Studies Course

School of Business + Media

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.




$499.59 - $508.16 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Spring/Summer 2020

Below are four offerings of this course for the Spring/Summer 2020 term.

CRN 24941

Thu Apr 09 - Thu May 14 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 09 - May 14 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Rm. 880


Mahmoud Abdel-Hai

Course Outline



2 seats remaining as of Apr 5, 2020 3:10 pm (PDT). Availability may change at any time.

CRN 23577

Sat Jun 06 - Sat Jun 20 3 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 06 - Jun 20 Sat 09:00 - 16:00 BBY SE14 Rm. 121


Negin Etemadi

Course Outline




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CRN 28826

Sun Jul 05 - Sun Jul 19 3 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jul 05 - Jul 19 Sun 09:00 - 16:00 DTC Rm. 880



Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim



CRN 65847

Tue Apr 07 - Tue May 12 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 07 - May 12 Tue 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE14 Rm. 120


Daemon Baldwin

Course Outline



This course offering is full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.


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

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Technical Writing
    Part-time   Associate Certificate


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