Graphic Design with Illustrator - Beginners
This course is for people aged 19 or over
Faculty of Professional and Adult Learning
Level Location Start Date End Date Day Time Fee Reduced Ask Apply
Leisure Hele Road Centre Various (Please see below) Various (Please see below) Monday 18.30 - 20.30 Various (Please see below) Various (Please see below)

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

This course introduces you to this leading graphic design software, showing you how to create complicated 2-D vector drawings and typographic effects. For those with little or no experience of Illustrator.

Course dates and details

Start End Day / Time Duration Course Fee Reduced Fee
24/09/18 03/12/18 Mon 18:30 - 20:30 10 weeks £162 £78
14/01/19 25/03/19 Mon 18:30 - 20:30 10 weeks £162 £78
29/04/19 01/07/19 Mon 18:30 - 20:30 8 weeks £131 £62

What topics will I study?

You will learn how to:​

  • effectively use the Illustrator workspace
  • draw basic vector shapes and lines
  • organise your drawing using layers
  • create a logo using the Pen tool
  • create website buttons and icons
  • generate creative effects with typography
  • merge elements to create compound shapes
  • convert  hand-drawn illustrations to vectors with Image Trace
  • create various 3-D effects for typography and objects
  • to us aligning, compound shapes and graphics styles
  • transform effect and liquify tools​
  • live paint​

What are the entry requirements?

This is an in-depth professional design software so is only suitable for those with good basic computer skills.

What facilities are there?

All computers have Adobe CC on Windows 7. You can use this software outside of lesson time in the Learning Centres.

What can the course lead on to?

• Graphic Design with InDesign – Beginners
• Graphic Design with Illustrator – Intermediate
• Graphic Design with InDesign – Intermediate
• Photoshop Beginners
• Photoshop Intermediate

Are there any additional costs?

It would be an advantage, but not essential, to obtain a copy of Adobe CC whilst on the course.


It is important that you apply and pay for your course at least one week before the course starts to ensure that you will have access to all the facilities and resources in your first week.
Please be aware that there are no car parking facilities at Exeter College city centre sites, but public car parks are available across the city.

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