Adobe Illustrator CS6 Advanced (including Basic) AIS001 - Academy of York

Adobe Illustrator CS6 Advanced (including Basic) AIS001


Adobe Illustrator CS6 Advanced (including Basic)

Are you looking for a career in design or are you interested in learning how to best create illustrations, logos and other graphic documents? Then this is the course for you. Adobe Illustrator CS6 is a drawing tool for artists and designers and is the industry-standard vector graphics software, used by designers worldwide. Successful completion of this course will enable you to create digital graphics, illustrations, and typography for all kinds of media including print, web, interactive, video, and mobile.

Topics that will be covered in this comprehensive course include:

  • Drawing basics
  • Transforming & combining objects
  • Working with colour
  • Working with paths
  • Creating and formatting text
  • Painting with fills and strokes
  • Customizing the workspace
  • Using symbols
  • Creating web graphics
  • Using colour tools
  • Painting tools
  • Working with images
  • Type styles & effects
  • Creating special effects
  • Printing

Hardware Requirements (you should have your own computer)

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
  • 1GB of RAM (3GB recommended) for 32 bit; 2GB of RAM (8GB recommended) for 64 bit
  • 2GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)
  • 1024×768 display (1280×800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
  • DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs
  • Some features in Adobe® Bridge rely on a DirectX 9- capable graphics card with at least 64 MB of VRAM

Software Requirements (Adobe Illustrator Software is NOT included in tuition fees)

  • Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 3 or Windows 7 with Service Pack 1
  • Adobe® Illustrator® CS6
  • Internet browser software

Assessment and Award

Once you have successfully completed the self-assessment assignments for this course, you will be required to write the Adobe exam through Certiport, an independent third party assessment centre. Visit the Certiport website at to find a testing centre closest to you. Please note that assessments and exam fees are NOT included in your tuition fees. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate from Adobe.

AOY Accreditation

Academy of York is accredited by FASSET SETA, SAIOSH, HWSETA, SABPP, PMSA, CompTIA, COMENSA and the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB), and is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a Private College.

This course is approved by Adobe™

Course Name: Illustrator CS6 Advanced (including Basic) (AIS001)
Price Before bursary R7,000
Price after bursaryR4,200
Once off payment priceR3,780
Payment PlanR350 over 12 months
Study period: 6 monthsRegistration fee: R600
Course Name: Adobe Combo – Any 2 Adobe course
Price Before bursary R10,000
Price after bursaryR6,000*
Once off payment priceR5,450
Payment PlanR400 over 15 months
Study period: 18 monthsRegistration fees: R1000

What our students say about us

Thabo-Masina‘’My experience with the college was good and I have never seen or hear about a college that takes care and always keep contact with its learners like AOY. I felt important and while doing the course with all the support I got and quick responses when I had questions, looking forward for my next course, much love.’’Thabo Masina