Course Description

This is a hands-on, fast-paced course where students gain the technical skills to create sophisticated Bitmap and Vector graphics for a range of art and design projects using Adobe Illustrator CC. Students will learn to interpret the contextual uses of their designs and apply techniques to visually communicate effectively to their audiences. Students will also learn through presentations, discussions, and critiques. 

For online Adobe courses, students are responsible for purchasing their own software. In-class courses are held in OCAD U's computer labs using the latest software.

New Offer: 50% Off Adobe CC License 
Now, when you enroll in a course with the School of Continuing Studies, we are offering a 6-month Adobe Creative Cloud License at 50% off. That’s only $36 per month. Simply add Adobe CC to your cart when you register for a course and start creating! 


  • Gain skills to differentiate and navigate between relevant vocabularies of both Bitmap and especially Vector graphics and understand their structure, organization, content creation and visual communication, in the construction of unique Adobe Illustrator CC designs,
  • Able to interpret the contextual uses of digital design formats and apply Adobe Illustrator CC techniques to visually communicate their vision to their audiences,
  • Obtain critical knowledge of Adobe Illustrator CC by studying and skillfully applying the full range of the software’s creation and editing capabilities to create their own design,
  • Create design solutions using thoughtful, visual communication,
  • Critique individual preliminary work using professional examples and develop the visual acuity to plan the best revisions for their own final Adobe Illustrator CC designs.


Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
Sep 09, 2024 to Oct 20, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $500.00
Additional Fee(s)
Adobe CC $216.00 Optional
Required Software/Supplies
Regular access to a computer with a high speed broadband internet connection is required. For online Adobe classes, students are responsible for purchasing their own software for class.
Section Notes

Online courses are delivered in an asynchronous format through a series of tutorials and related assignments which students may complete at their own pace on our Learning Management System, Canvas. The instructor is available throughout the course time period for questions and discussions. Learn more about what to expect in a Continuing Studies online course at OCAD U.

Important: Online courses have firm start and end dates. Each assignment has its own deadline. Extensions are not granted.

As a Continuing Studies student, you will receive an OCAD U user account, which will grant you access to Canvas, and our on-campus WiFi network. Your Canvas account will be enabled one week prior to the start date of your course. Please log in at https://canvascloud.ocadu.ca. If you do not know your OCAD U User ID, please check your registration confirmation email. You can reset your password here: https://login.ocadu.ca/forgot. If you need further help, please contact us at continuingstudies@ocadu.ca

After enrolling in a course, please allow up to 5 hours for your student data to migrate to Canvas.

Please note that courses may fill up early or be cancelled due to low enrollment. Students are encouraged to register early, at least ten (10) days prior to the start date of the course.