• Program: Graphic Design
  • Course: Illustrator
  • Course #: MGDP1240
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is designed to give the student a basic knowledge and understanding of Adobe`s powerful vector based drawing program: Illustrator. Students will learn with step-by-step instruction, in-depth explanation, and creative projects. Skill building will occur through hands-on projects that cover Illustrator's powerful drawing functions, transformation features, patterns, brushes, filters, effects, graph creation, 3D, and print file preparation.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Explore application window
Produce new document
Demonstrate use of drawing tools
Demonstrate use of transformation tools
Manipulate text and gradients
Compare patterns and brushes
Construct an illustration with layers
Investigate reshaping objects
Identify color and transparency features
Complete various types of graphs
Use symbols and graphic styles
Create 3-dimensional objects
Prepare document for prepress and print

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0901 and Qualifying score on computer literacy assessment test OR CPLT1200 and MGDP1205 or concurrent or instructor approval
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park

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