Course Description

This is a hands-on, fast-paced course where students gain the technical skills to create sophisticated Bitmap and Vector graphics for a range of art and design projects using Adobe Illustrator CC. Students will learn to interpret the contextual uses of their designs and apply techniques to visually communicate effectively to their audiences. Students will also learn through presentations, discussions, and critiques.

This course is offered online by Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD U) School of Continuing Studies; OCAD U course number CSDM-N126.

For online Adobe courses, students are responsible for purchasing their own software.

Learner Outcomes

  • Upon successful completion of this course, students will learn:     

    • he skills to differentiate and navigate between relevant vocabularies of both Bitmap and especially Vector graphics and understand their structure, organization, content creation and visual communication, in the construction of unique Adobe Illustrator CC designs

    • The ability to interpret the contextual uses of digital design formats and apply Adobe Illustrator CC techniques to visually communicate their vision to their audiences

    • An understanding of the critical knowledge of Adobe Illustrator CC by studying and skillfully applying the full range of the software’s creation and editing capabilities to create their own design

    • The skills to create design solutions using thoughtful, visual communication

    • The ability to critique their preliminary work using professional examples and develop the visual acuity to plan the best revisions for their own final Adobe Illustrator CC designs


This course is offered in partnership with OCAD University School of Continuing Studies.

As an enrolled student you will receive OCAD U user credentials to login to the learning management system, Canvas. Your account will be enabled one week prior to the course start date.

OCAD U Canvas Login

Contact continuingstudies@ocadu.ca for assistance with using your account.

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