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

Illustration

Developing one’s individual artistic expressions to critically reflect on society. Centered on knowledge and skills that 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. 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
books
newspapers 
murals and street art
corporate and community reports 
print ads
billboards
posters
packaging
merchandise
comics and graphic novels
websites
interactive design
concept art.

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.

 

 

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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