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Course Code: CEDP 200
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. 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. This is also your chance to learn some more advanced tools and techniques to create illustrations, text effects, and line art. You’ll even dive into more detailed features like gradient meshes, live trace, live colour and advanced drawing techniques – all taught by an experienced graphic design professional. By the end of this course, you will really develop your creative flair using Adobe Illustrator.

Your take-away

This course is a great way to help you:
• Learn the basic and more advanced features of Adobe Illustrator
• Familiarize yourself with industry-standard digital drawing tools and techniques, type and colour controls
• Develop your skill at creating illustrations, text effects and line art
• Increase your ability to express yourself creatively in a digital medium
• Create portfolio worthy illustrated work.
• Create corporate identities, logos and icons.

Our approach

In this course, you will learn directly from industry professionals who will share the latest industry insights and challenge you with real-world problems. More excitingly, you’ll learn through hands-on projects using the very latest software. Did we mention that your projects will be transferred into ready-to-go portfolio pieces? This course is designed for the students to meet regularly during live synchronous learning in an online virtual classroom (Zoom).

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.


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