Design and Digital Media

_This class, ideal for those who work in both print and on the web, will cover concise, straightforward instruction on how to get started with Adobe Illustrator and how to work toward the creation of images and text with more sophisticated tools and techniques. Students will learn to use the pen tools, brushes, and apply effects, in addition to how to work with and edit color. Students will also explore the differences between vector-based images and bitmaps; identifying when and why Illustrator should be used for a particular project; learning how Illustrator files integrate with other applications; and preparing files for print or web use. Through demonstrations and practice, students will apply what they learn to a comprehensive project. / Each student will have access throughout the class to a lab workstation equipped with the latest software. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

What to bring: USB drive, blank CD, or cloud storage option for saving work.

Prerequisite: Previous drawing experience helpful, but not required. Working knowledge of Mac OS X.

Please Register Before: September 27

If the minimum enrollment is not met by the deadline above, the class will be canceled on this date. Registration will remain open after this date if the minimum enrollment has been met.

Class Savings

  • Register on or before August 18 and save $25.
  • Register for more than one class at a time and receive $25 off each additional class (same-day registrations only).
  • Additional savings. Are you eligible?


Contact MCAD Continuing Education at or call 612.874.3765.

Course Details

CSW 9431 FA17
Date Start: 
Monday, October 2, 2017
Date End: 
Monday, November 6, 2017
6:30–9:30 p.m
Main Building Room 330
Age Group: 
Age Requirement: 
Open to students ages 18 and above.
Days of Week: 
Previous drawing experience helpful, but not required. Working knowledge of Mac OS X.