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.
As a result of successfully completing program requirements, 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; and
- 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.