Course Description

Advanced techniques in creating and manipulating vector graphics for illustration and production. Topics of discussion include insights on the creative process through a detailed look at how to add dimension, texture, and color to line art. Technical differences in designing for print vs. the screen are covered. Students use professional software tools such as Adobe Illustrator on the Macintosh operating system.

Learning Outcomes

For the successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Students will demonstrate competency through design assignments.


The following syllabus presents the college approved course requirements, learning outcomes, suggested weekly course outline, etc. Your students should meet the defined learning outcomes and COMD Standards, but please adapt the weekly outline, project guidelines, and grading scheme, as needed.

Model Course

If available, a cloneable model course contains learning outcomes, suggested weekly topics and projects, video resources, quizzes, and more.

Course Coordination


Name: Lloyd Carr

Title: Associate Professor Communication Design


Phone: 718-260-5175

Office: P100 – L

Coordination Sit

This course uses the following resource:

Course Resources

This course utilizes the following Open Educational Resources (OER) and/or zero cost resources:

  • Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2017 release) PDF (eBook). Adobe Press.  ISBN-13: 978-0134663449 ISBN-10: 0134663446 
  • Pocket Pal, forward by Frank Romano. Graphic Arts Technical Foundation; 20 edition.  ISBN-10: 0977271617, ISBN-13: 978-0977271610  

BFA Resources

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