The Illustration Advanced Professional Certificate is a two-year 60-credit studio-intensive program.
The curriculum is designed for students who already have a Bachelor’s Degree (BA, BS, or BFA in any major) and wish to pursue a professional career as an illustrator. Students with no previous art experience may take required foundation prerequisites before or concurrent with the program.
First semester: 15 creditsAnatomy and Figure DrawingPrinciples of IllustrationTechniques: Comp &Transparent Media orTechniques: Opaque MediaDigital TrioArt History ElectiveSecond semester: 15 creditsSequential ProjectsTechniques: Comp &Transparent Media orTechniques: Opaque MediaIllustration Drawing ElectiveTypography I orDesign for IllustrationIllustration SurveyGeneral Elective
First semester: 15 creditsOp-Ed Projects orEditorial IllustrationJunior StudioBusiness of IllustrationWeb PromotionIllustration Drawing ElectiveIllustration Major ElectiveGeneral ElectiveSecond semester: 15 creditsSenior StudioPortfolio for Illustration /Senior JuryIllustration Major ElectiveIllustration Drawing ElectiveGeneral Elective or InternshipStudio Elective
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Keith MacLelland, Core Faculty - “Teaching feeds my art. I’m constantly inspired by my students’ creative energy.”
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