Illustration Track Option
Why study illustration?
- You’ll learn the fundamentals of visual language, methods and materials of traditional illustrational techniques and advanced computer image manipulation.
- The course DES 497: Special Topics in Design keeps you up-to-date with sophisticated means of visual communication, often reaching into neighboring areas of image-making such as time-related art, motion graphics, 3-D illustration and social design.
- You’ll gain strong conceptual thinking and a refined intuitive approach to build on your creative endeavors.
Magazine Cover. Work by Shaylynn Rackers, Alina Viknianskiy (DES 350: Illustration)
Modeling and Compositing. Work by Phattarapha Youthong, Dylan Webb (DES 452: Intermediate Illustration)
Graphic Narrative. Work by Morgan Jones, Lindsay Schroeder (DES 452: Intermediate Illustration)
3-D Fruit—Lime; Portrait of Federico Fellini. Work by Lindsay Fox, Megan Bradley (DES 250: Materials and Techniques of Illustration)
Impressions of Italy, project from a class taught as part of the Study Away program in Florence. Work by: Megan Bradley, Heather Fatino
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Careers and outcomes
- Professional artist
- Studio owner
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