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. You will find and express your individual artistic voice to examine the world we live in, and critically reflect on society.
The work of illustrators can be seen in many venues, including:
magazines and DIY zines
murals and street art
corporate and community reports
comics and graphic novels
Based on strong draftsmanship, conceptual thinking and a personal viewpoint, you'll work 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, and community organizations.