This course will introduce you to the Illustrator workspace and tools. You will learn the become familiar with the main graphic design and illustration tools and techniques used to create logos, sketches, typography and illustrations for print, web, interactive projects video and mobile content.

Aims of the course

The course is designed to introduce you to the skills and techniques needed to confidently create digital illustration and graphics. It will be delivered through a mixture practical exercises, tutor demonstrations and individual projects. We will provide you with opportunities that will allow you to explore, develop and test your creativity.

Unit Breakdown

The course includes:

Using Apple Mac computers

Create a range of digital vector artwork

Commands and shortcuts

Work with typography

Create a variety of effects using the appearance panel to enhance your work

Create your own artwork using a range of tools and commands

Combining images to create personal design by using different types of symbols and graphics

Assessment Method

You will received tutorials and will be assessed by the tutor.

Progression Opportunities

Successful completion of this course, can lead to our higher level courses.

Career Options

Work towards a career in Digital Media / Graphic designer

Entry Requirements

This is a beginner's course in Adobe Illustrator you should have an interest in the area but no previous experience is needed.


You will have access to a dedicated Mac studio. However to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following to your class:

Notebook and pen

USB memory stick (minimum 8GB) or mini-hard drive

Process for Application

To apply please select your chosen start date and location below.



Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Evening
Study Mode Part Time
Duration 10 weeks
Start Date 02/01/2018
End Date 16/03/2018

Fees and Finance

16-18 £310 p/ year
19-24 £310 p/ year
24+ £310 p/ year
International £310 p/ year


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