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Intro to Adobe Illustrator

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.

Concordia CCE Loyalty Discount

All students who meet at least one of the following conditions, will receive a 10% discount on their CCE course or workshop tuition fees:

1)   Have completed a CCE, Undergraduate or Graduate course at Concordia University in a prior academic term;

2)   Have completed a language proficiency test (IELTS) at CCE;

3)   Have completed a CCE Professional Development Seminar/Workshop.

This discount is based on the information maintained in the Concordia University student information system.

NOTE: This discount does not apply to a language proficiency test enrollment (IELTS) nor to application fees for admission to a CCE program of study.


Interested in the above mentioned course? Take it on its own or as part of the following programs:

Diploma in Graphic Applications in Desktop Publishing - Full-timePart-time

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