Course Content and Outcomes Guides (CCOG)

Course Content and Outcomes Guide for CAS 233 Effective Fall 2019

Course Number:
CAS 233
Course Title:
Beginning Illustrator
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Course Description

Introduces Adobe Illustrator to create vector graphics and illustration components for the web. Covers the processes to create, import and manipulate text and/or graphics through the use of software features. Recommended: CAS 133 or equivalent file management experience. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion of the course, student will be able to:

  1. Use the Adobe Illustrator interface, tools, and features to effectively create vector graphics and illustrations.
  2. Use critical thinking skills to modify and create original vector graphics and illustrations.

Course Activities and Design


  1. Assignments
  2. Projects
  3. Quizzes
  4. Discussions

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Assignments and projects demonstrating the skills to create and modify vector graphics and illustrations.
  • Quizzes

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  1. Understanding and effectively using the work area.
  2. Selection techniques.
  3. Using shapes to create artwork.
  4. Transforming artwork.
  5. Creating an illustration using the drawing tools.
  6. Using color and patterns.
  7. Adding and modifying type.
  8. Using and organizing layers.
  9. Blending colors and shapes.
  10. Using brushes.
  11. Using Illustrator with other Adobe applications.
  12. Preparing content for the web.