Course Description

RISD CE Adobe Illustrator course

Fluency in vector drawing using Adobe Illustrator is bound to add depth to your portfolio and broaden your marketability in today's competitive design economy. You'll build on your existing familiarity with Adobe Illustrator to undertake graphic illustration projects in a structured step-by-step format. This class will delve into ways to customize and add depth to your work. In this course, we'll customize brushes, symbols and more, play with perspective, create repeating patterns, and learn about dielines, printing and packaging. You'll have an opportunity to focus on an art style you like and figure out how to create that with Illustrator's tools, and we'll discuss how you can use the program to achieve your artistic or career goals, whatever those might be! You'll wrap up the course having demonstrated competency in this essential digital design workflow.


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


Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Online, Asynchronous
Apr 17, 2023 to May 28, 2023
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $440.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
May 08, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Apr 10, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Apr 17, 2023 to May 28, 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 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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