Beginner Adobe Illustrator (Online Learning)

Start Date: This course has multiple entry points throughout the year Please call 0191 200 4000 or email for more information.

Duration: 12 Months

Venue: Distance Learning

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Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editing application. It is used by graphics designers and artists to create and edit vector images.

The application can be used to develop and produce photo-realistic drawings, infographics, drawn illustrations and logos.

19+ year olds who are confident and competent in computer skills and have a specific interest in a career in photography, print design, web design, interactive designers and video professionals.

The objectives within this course cover entry-level skill expectations for graphic design and illustration therefore there is no prior experience of design required.

Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Adobe Illustrator


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This module is designed using Adobe Illustrator and will give the learners both the knowledge and confidence in techniques such as vector drawing concepts, layers and masks, how to use tools and work with brushes, symbols, graphic styles, and patterns.

The learners will be able to demonstrate knowledge of preparing graphics for web, print, and video, Communicate with others (such as peers and clients) about design plans and standard copyright rules for artwork, graphics, and graphic use.

• Setting Project Requirements
• Identifying Design Elements Used When Preparing Graphics
• Understanding Adobe Illustrator
• Create Graphics Using Adobe Illustrator
• Archive, Export, and Publish Graphics Using Adobe Illustrator

  • A Personal On-line Tutor who will guide and support you through your studies
  • Learner view is where you can access your course site, set targets, view tutor notes and access assessments grades.

Therefore it is essential that you have a PC/Laptop with an operating system of Windows XP Home or Professional, Windows Vista Home Premium or Windows 7 Home Premium or higher.

You will be assessed by one exam Adobe Certified Associate in Illustrator using Adobe Illustrator CS6.

Having completed this course you can then gain further Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) status by becoming proficient in another Adobe software product.

Alternatively you can progress in order to achieve Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) as a Design Specialist or Web Specialist, which covers the more advanced elements of design, through the completion of other specific modules using specific Adobe software.

By completing this qualification, you will enhance your job prospects and it will show that you are self-motivated and have the ability to work competently with computers.

Some potential career prospects would be junior web designers, graphic designers etc.

No formal pre-requisites. However, learners should be confident in using Windows operating systems and have an interest in web design.


£ £240

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