Course Description

RISD CE Adobe Illustrator course

Get ready to flex your vector graphics muscles with Adobe Illustrator! Whether you are a complete beginner or have been trying to learn Illustrator on your own, this class is for you. Illustrator is essential when creating unique images and graphics that require a high degree of precision and scalability—allowing an artist control of images as small as a bottle cap or as large as a billboard. Since the workflow is vector-based, curves do not pixelate as they do in other graphics applications. In this course, you'll learn all the fundamentals to create illustrations and freeform sketches as you explore how this program makes it possible to work from both sketch and photo references. You'll "learn by making" with targeted exercises and projects completed as homework. We'll also discuss saving and output options, and how Illustrator files connect to the larger world of print and digital design.


Students must be an adult age 18 or older to participate.


Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Online, Asynchronous
Jun 20, 2023 to Jul 30, 2023
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $440.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Jul 11, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Apr 04, 2023 to Jun 14, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jun 20, 2023 to Jul 30, 2023
Necessary Supplies

Students are responsible for purchasing their own art supplies, equipment, software subscriptions, and/or books. For most classes, the cost is under $125 (estimate). A supply list will be available on the course site in Canvas at least 30 days prior to the first day of class. 

Once you have received your enrollment confirmation and logged in to Canvas, navigate to Upcoming Courses on the left-hand side of your dashboard. Supplies will be listed on your course homepage under the supplies heading. Some or all of your course supplies are available at the RISD Store. 

Section Notes

This course section requires access to one or more applications that are part of the Adobe Creative Cloud. Please visit the Adobe website to check "minimum system requirements" for your computer before registering.

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