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:
- corporate reports
- print ads
- billboards, posters
- comics and graphic novels
- 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.