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 Course Title:   Adobe Illustrator

 Title Abbreviation:   ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR

 Department:    MIT

 Course #:    229

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    110801

 EPC:    524

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

Introduction to basic and advanced digital illustration. Use Adobe Illustrator to create vector-based graphics and artwork.


Prerequisite: Strongly recommended: computer literacy and file management skills.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Understand and define basic digital image concepts and terminology.
  2. Use Illustrator tools, menu bars and palettes.
  3. Understand image size, resolution, color modes and viewing modes.
  4. Create and edit shapes.
  5. Create and edit type.
  6. Select, align, and manipulate objects and drawings.
  7. Organize artwork with layers.
  8. Apply artistic effects and gradients.
  9. Transform objects.
  10. Apply color and paint.
  11. Work with perspective drawings.
  12. Blend colors and shapes.
  13. Apply effects, attributes and styles.
  14. Work with symbols.
  15. Prepare graphics and images for the Web.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.

7. Aesthetics & Creativity

Definition: Interpreting human experience through engagement with creative processes and aesthetic principles.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
7.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the creative process.
7.2 Demonstrate knowledge of aesthetic principles.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.3 Use technology appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication.

Course Contents

  1. Digital image concepts and terminology.
  2. Adobe Illustrator tools and working environment.
  3. Digital illustration.
  4. Vector graphics.
  5. Web graphics.
  6. Typography.
  7. Perspective drawings.