• Online Art and Design Courses

Continuing Studies at UVic, in partnership with the Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD), is pleased to offer online educational opportunities for interested, creative professionals.

Registrants will have the added bonus of networking with other learners across the country who share their interest in art and design.

Courses span a wide range of topics including illustration, graphic and web design, animation, interactive media, video editing and more! View current offerings below. 
 

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Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD)

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Intermediate Adobe Photoshop

In partnership with Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD) – This is a hands-on, fast-paced course that builds on skills, creative techniques and concepts taught in the introductory Digital Photography and Photoshop courses. Students explore the art of digital imaging through colour correction, digital effects and batch processing.
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Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

In partnership with Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD) – This shorter course is designed specifically to introduce students to the key concepts and basic tools used in Adobe Photoshop.
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Illustration Essentials

In partnership with Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD) – Illustration is an evocative form of visual communication. In this studio course, students will examine a wide range of creative approaches that give visual form to abstract concepts and ideas.
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Basic Design Principles

In partnership with Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD) - This studio course introduces students to fundamental design principles. These principles that underpin two dimensional space will be explored using typography, photography, and drawing.
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Introduction to Web Design

In partnership with Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD) – This is a hands-on, fast-paced course where students will gain the conceptual and technical skills to create online art and design content.
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Introduction to Video Editing

In partnership with Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD) – This is a hands-on, fast-paced course where students learn the fundamentals of editing video and audio using Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
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Introduction to Adobe InDesign

In partnership with Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD) – In this six-week course, students will gain the software skills needed to create, preflight and publish everything from printed and digital materials to interactive online documents.
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Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

In partnership with Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD) – This is a hands-on, fast-paced course where students gain the technical skills to create sophisticated vector graphics for a range of art and design projects using Adobe Illustrator.
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Comics and Graphic Novels Studio

In partnership with Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD) - In this interdisciplinary workshop series for writers, artists, and designers, students will experiment with the comic medium as they explore the interplay between image and text, form and content.
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Introduction to 3D Animation with Blender

In partnership with Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD) – this hands-on course provides students with the skills to create basic 3D models, animation, and 3D visualizations. Topics include surface modeling, texture, lighting, rigging, compositing, and rendering.
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Introduction to SketchUp

In partnership with Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD) - SketchUp is a powerful 3D software application used for architecture, interior design, game design, and basic 3D modelling. In this online course, students will learn to create 3D illustrations and models with SketchUp Pro.
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Interior Design Fundamentals

In partnership with Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD) – This studio course introduces students to key concepts in contemporary interior design and space planning. Topics include floor plans, elevations, design themes, colour, lighting, furniture planning, materials, finishes and sustainability. 
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Intermediate Adobe Illustrator

In partnership with Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD) – This course builds on the skills, creative techniques and concepts taught in Introduction to Adobe Illustrator.
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Graphic Design: Past, Present, and Future

In partnership with Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD) – in this lecture course, students are introduced to the essential concepts, language, and theory of graphic design.
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Intermediate SketchUp

In partnership with Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD) –SketchUp is a powerful 3D software application used for architecture, interior design, game design, and basic 3D modelling. This intermediate workshop explores methods of drafting and modelling a floor plan from an imported sketch image.
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Introduction to Design Thinking

In partnership with Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD) – Design thinking is a problem-solving process that focuses on empathy, listening, collaboration, observation, critical analysis, and experimentation to drive innovation.
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Advanced Web Design, CSS and JavaScript Frameworks

In partnership with Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD) - This is a hands-on, fast-paced course that builds on skills and concepts learned in the introductory Web Design course.
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The Art of Type

In partnership with Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD) - This design studio course is an introduction to the potential and expressive qualities of contemporary typography.
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Introduction to Adobe After Effects

In partnership with Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD) – This is a hands-on, fast-paced course where students gain the technical skills to create motion graphics, animation and special effects for video.
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Social Media Marketing for Creative Professionals

In partnership with Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD) – This course explores the potential of social media marketing for creative professionals.
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