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

Degree options

Four-Year

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Careers and outcomes

  • Professional artist
  • Studio owner
  • Advertising
  • Education