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  Sep 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Illustration, BA


The Bachelor of Arts in Illustration program seeks to provide students an education in illustration while encouraging them to experience other creative fields. With a customizable approach to illustration practice, the program introduces students to materials, methods, and processes commonly utilized. Students should be able to create and develop meaningful visual compositions in a range of traditional and digital media. Students may focus on illustration in the context of a broader program of general studies, choosing to pursue a minor or a double major, if appropriate.

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Apply art and design materials, techniques, technology, and concepts to the vocabulary/terminology relative to digital and traditional illustration, through the development of their own aesthetics.
  • Critically contextualize and analyze ideas and work in relation to illustration and visual communications history.
  • Describe, analyze, interpret, and contextualize one’s own illustration.
  • Develop professionalism with integrity through ethical and sustainable work habits.
  • Develop and present a cohesive body of work.

A grade of C or better is required in all major coursework.

For students who have already earned a Bachelor’s degree in another field, the Second Bachelor of Arts in Illustration is available.

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