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Introduction to Adobe Creative Cloud
9 Weeks | $595 | Online

This introductory course will get your feet wet with some basics in the Adobe Software (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, and Animate). Introduction to Adobe Creative Cloud was designed to provide future graphic designers, artists, and illustrators with an overview of computer technology and its role in the production of graphic designs. You’ll begin by learning file management and page layout and how they relate to visual communication, and some basics of the grid systems and color. You will then be guided through design exercises to create a variety of projects throughout the semester. This course will prepare you for advancement in various fields of digital technology, graphic design, digital arts, and digital design. 

What You Will Learn:

  • Common web technology, terminology web concepts.
  • How to create/save files from InDesign, Animate and Dreamweaver.
  • The ability to effectively edit photography and graphic images using Adobe Photoshop.
  • How to design artwork using Adobe Illustrator.


Quarters Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer | Online
Course Fee: $595
Prerequisite: none
Materials: Adobe Creative Cloud and LinkedIn Learning, which will be used as a reference guide.
Contact: For more information about this course, please email unex-digital@ucsd.edu.

Course Number: ART-40665
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Communication DesignTechnical Communication

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