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Course Code: CEDP 155
It's pretty obvious: clip art doesn't cut it anymore. If you want to work in advertising, website design, graphic arts or any number of visually creative fields, you have to know Adobe Illustrator. And this is the place to start. You'll learn how to use the latest drawing tools, professional colour and type controls to experiment freely and render your ideas quickly and intuitively using the most powerful computers and the most recent versions of Adobe's software. If you can imagine it, you'll soon be able to express it on screen or paper. This is the first of two courses that will open the doors to a career in graphic arts or simply open your imagination to a world of visual possibilities.

Your take-away

This course is a great way to help you:
• Learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator;
• Familiarize yourself with industry-standard drawing tools, type and colour controls;
• Increase your ability to express yourself creatively in a digital medium.

Our approach

In this course, you'll gain real-world knowledge, experience and insights through lectures from experienced pros who'll show you the ropes. More excitingly, you'll learn through hands-on projects using the most powerful equipment and the very latest software. You can't get skills like this on YouTube.

Who benefits the most?

• Anyone who wants to learn the fundamentals of desktop publishing.
• Students who want to work in advertising, animation, graphic design, illustration, printmaking, page layout and digital publication.
• Anyone interested in updating their professional portfolio with the latest design trends.
• Students looking onward to an academic path in design.
• Employees in marketing, communications or sales who want to refresh their skills or are open new horizons.
• Small business owners or association members who manage their own communications.
• Exhibition designers, fine artists, interior designers, landscape architects, multimedia specialists, photographers and UX designers could also greatly benefit from courses in this program.

Important details

Computer knowledge and familiarity with Mac OSX is required to take this course.

Alumni discount

Concordia University Undergraduate and Graduate Alumni, based on the information maintained by the Office of the Registrar, are waived from paying registration and late registration fees when enrolling for courses at Concordia Continuing Education. In addition, Concordia University Undergraduate and Graduate Alumni will receive a 10% reduction on their tuition fees. The Alumni discount is automatically calculated when students enroll on-line.

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