Illustration can be seen in many businesses including entertainment, publishing, merchandising, advertising and galleries. In this area of concentration, you will study illustration as both an art form and as a profession. Topics cover historical and contemporary illustration and its evolving styles and technologies.
Professional preparation topics include portfolio and website development, goal setting, researching employment opportunities, self-promotion and business and trade practices. Students learn methods for creating new ideas and for the effective visual communication of those ideas. Projects emphasize a wide range of technical skills in fine art and digital media, conceptual problem-solving abilities, composition and design, self-expression and the development of a personal artistic vision.