Basic Multimedia Illustrator Course schedule and prerequisites


Location: 6500 MAPES ROAD, FT MEADE, MD


Class Schedule FY: 2019



Report Date

Start Date

End Date

Class Type


03 Oct 2018

09 Oct 2018

19 Dec 2018



08 Nov 2018

14 Nov 2018

06 Feb 2019



04 Jan 2019

09 Jan 2019

19 Mar 2019



07 Mar 2019

12 Mar 2019

17 May 2019



01 May 2019

06 May 2019

19 Jul 2019



30 May 2019

04 Jun 2019

15 Aug 2019



11 Jul 2019

16 Jul 2019

20 Sep 2019



Course Description

The scope of training of this course provides military and selected civilian personnel with training that will develop the basic skills of manual illustration and design, including application of the fundamentals of realistic drawing; principles of design and layout; fundamentals of color theory; color media; perspective; and fundamentals of typography. Students learn about safety and security procedures in a graphics shop, preparation of imagery for accessioning as well as archiving. All students learn to operate a computer to use graphic design software, including vector, raster-based/image editing, as well as page layout, presentation, web authoring and animation software to conceive and create visual products for use in a broad range of areas. Industry standard software is

utilized to help students learn to create everything from logos and posters to page layouts for print production and designs for web sites. Students develop a strong foundation in design in order to produce traditional 2-D formats for traditional size output, considerations for large format output, as well as HTML scripting, designing graphics for the screen, Web site development using current applications, operating systems, network technology, and web animation. Training also includes using electronic scanning to convert analog products for use in digital graphic and multimedia design, as well as basics of color management in the digital design and production process. Students will output hard copy product to black and white and color printers, as well as large format color printers. Students create presentations, learn to use digital audio and video software, create a web site, create animation and produce an interactive multimedia project.


Prerequisites for Course DINFOS-BMIC


Verifiable Prerequisites

Prerequisite Item

Value(s) or Range


Must be a U.S. Citizen




Prerequisite Courses

There are no Prerequisites in the Prerequisite Courses section. See other sections.

Text Prerequisites 

U.S. Army:

Enlisted E1-E6. 91ST & 93EL (Min) Normal color vision. Moderately heavy physical demands. High school/GED equivalent, Basic training. Required to be a U.S. citizen effective 1 October 2010 for all Soldiers. Eligible for SECRET security clearance.

U.S. Navy:

Enlisted E3-E7 Mass Communication Specialist; civilian GS5 - GS11, 1000 and 1200 series. Have normal color vision. Eligible for SECRET security clearance.


Must have an English Comprehension Level (ECL) of 80. Suggest the individual have at least one year of experience in computer operations. Must have distance visual acuity correctable to 20/20 and normal color vision.


Must be a U.S. Government employee working in the visual information (VI) and public affairs (PA) career fields (Series 1001, 1020, 1060, 1071, 1084, 1035).