Digital Illustration (Online)

Through projects, discussions, and lectures, students acquire a thorough understanding of all aspects of digital illustration. Demonstrations of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign are provided. In addition, students learn about the latest tools and file preparation standards for production, including file formats, color palettes, and image resolution. Assignments have an emphasis on technical achievement and presentation. / Each student will have access throughout the class to Adobe Creative Cloud software. / Open to students ages 18 and above. View complete policies

This online course will be synchronous, meaning students will meet together online. Class meetings will be conducted via Google Meet and will consist of lectures, demonstrations, exercises, critiques, and time to ask questions and share resources. There will be weekly assignments and projects and opportunities for one-on-one chats with the Instructor.

Prerequisites: Previous drawing experience is helpful, but not required. Previous experience with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign are helpful, but not required.

Required software: Adobe Creative Cloud (provided by MCAD).

Required hardware: Computer capable of running Adobe Creative Cloud with internet access, a camera, and microphone for class meetings and to capture and upload work. Apple products are preferred, but not required.

Required supplies for the first class: Pen or pencil; notebook or sketchbook.

You might also like the class Digital Painting Techniques.

Register Before: June 3
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 May 10 and save $25.
Register for more than one class at a time and receive $25 off each additional class (same-day registrations only).
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Contact MCAD Continuing Education at or call 612.874.3765.

Course Details

CSDE 9477 01 SU21
Date Start: 
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Date End: 
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
6:30–9:30 p.m. (Central Time)
Age Group: 
Age Requirement: 
Open to students ages 18 and above.
Days of Week: 
Illustration and Comic Art
Online Classes
Previous drawing experience helpful, but not required; Previous experience with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign are helpful, but not required.