Adobe Design Applications: Adobe Illustrator

Graphic Design


6 Weeks


Master Adobe Illustrator and make your animated material suited for digital publications.


This course aims to equip you with the digital skills to successfully use the fundamental components of Adobe Illustrator. This course is perfect for those whose Adobe Illustrator knowledge is outdated and are wanting to gain current knowledge and skill to keep up with industry demands as well as those who are wanting to start up their own businesses and need the technical skill to develop their own marketing material. It is also ideal for those who want the technical skills to be able to design logos, posters and custom illustrations for either artistic output or for advertising purposes.

By the end of this course, you should be proficient in Adobe Illustrator with new-found skills to illustrate and layout artwork in a technically sound way.

Subject Matter Expert

Mandy Roberts is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Cape Town. She learned graphic art and printmaking techniques as a teenager and continues to be fascinated with this form of visual expression. Her playful and innovative design signature combines technical expertise with artistic flair. She has been a teacher in the field of graphic design for a number of years and continues to work as a graphic designer and illustrator in the industry.

Course and Technical Requirements

In order to get the full benefit from this course, you require the following:

  • Computer/Laptop/Tablet
  • Stable internet connection
  • Firefox/Microsoft Edge/Chrome web browser (latest version)
  • Adobe Acrobat, or similar PDF viewer
  • Microsoft Word/Pages (ability to export documents as PDF files)
  • Email/Cell phone for notifications and communication
  • Ability to scan and upload documents

Learning Approach

Our online short learning programmes are broken into self-paced manageable modules designed to be interactive and engaging:

  • The programme is available to be viewed on smart devices and includes mobile, tablets and personal computers.
  • Relevant case studies, articles and recommended reading are part of supplementary resources available.
  • Apply and evaluate what you have learned in each module with the self-grading quizzes and assignment submissions
  • View a range of Introductory course videos by your Subject Matter Expert.
  • Scheduled live webinars are included with the Online Academic Tutor.
  • Network, collaborate and interact with your fellow participants and Online Academic Tutor via the discussion boards.


Upon successful completion of your course, you will be awarded a CityVarsity Online certificate.

Module Breakdown

Orientation Module

Adobe Illustrator: Adobe Illustrator interface and layers

Adobe Illustrator: Objects, transforming and arranging

Adobe Illustrator: Typography and colour

Adobe Illustrator: Tips, tricks and exporting

Adobe InDesign: Adobe InDesign interface and panels

Adobe InDesign: Importing image assets, managing links, creating type

Adobe InDesign: Designing to a grid and designing with styles

Adobe InDesign: Tips, tricks and exporting

Adobe Photoshop: Adobe Photoshop interface and layers

Adobe Photoshop: Key tools, transforming, arranging, blending modes

Adobe Photoshop: Image editing and manipulation

Adobe Photoshop: Tips, tricks and exporting


Learning Support

With the freedom that online education brings, CityVarsity Online students can upskill in their own time, from almost anywhere on earth. Well, anywhere where the internet is accessible, that is. But although our students may roam far and wide, they are never far out of our minds.

Each course is assigned its own Online Academic Tutor, who is ready and waiting to guide and assist their learners throughout their learning experience. The Online Academic Tutor, who is assigned to your course, is trained to build each student up to reach their fullest potential. Students can expect their Online Academic Tutor to answer questions, offer advice and provide further clarification on any academic aspects.

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