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Student work by Patrick Kyle shown in the exhibition Little Known Artefacts, September 9, 2009 - October 3, 2009.

Illustration

Providing you with the knowledge and skills to create effective, communicative and artful images that function as a complement to the written word.

Student work by Patrick Kyle shown in the exhibition Little Known Artefacts, September 9, 2009 - October 3, 2009.

Illustration

The Illustration program will provide you with the knowledge and skills to create effective, communicative and artful images that function as a complement to the written word.

The work of illustrators can be seen in many venues, including:

  • newspapers
  • books
  • magazines
  • corporate reports
  • print ads
  • billboards, posters
  • CDs
  • packaging
  • merchandise
  • comics and graphic novels
  • websites
  • interactive design
  • concept art.

Based on strong draftsmanship, conceptual thinking and a personal viewpoint, you'll discover your individual artistic voice while working in a variety of media and techniques, both traditional and digital.

You'll work closely with a faculty of practicing illustrators and with visiting professionals, completing assignments that cover a wide range of illustrative applications and acquiring the necessary principles of business and entrepreneurship.

In fourth year, you'll complete a self-initiated, faculty-guided, yearlong thesis project, developing a consistent, original portfolio designed for self-promotion.

After graduation you may work, as most illustrators do, as an independent freelancer in a variety of areas, such as editorial publications, advertising and graphic design firms.

Student Work at ocadillustration.com

ocadillustration.com

Program Course Offerings

For a complete list of courses for this program, please see the applicable program guides:

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