Illustration/Fine Arts

Option offered through Liberal Arts

The Fine Arts Option in Illustration is a Liberal Arts transfer-oriented curriculum that provides students, through a core of visual arts/illustration-related courses, a theoretical and practical understanding of the commercial art area of illustration. Utilizing skills and techniques learned through a combined lecture/studio experience, students are taught to creatively differentiate between product, journalistic, and advertising forms of illustration. Considerable time is focused on learning specific studio media and techniques including the use of pencil and dry media, pen and ink, watercolor, oil, gouache, tempera, and acrylic paint. Study also includes concentration on beginning and advanced visual problem-solving through use of illustration software in a Macintosh laboratory environment.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • State the techniques and materials commonly used in textural and figurative depictions.
  • Create art work utilizing a variety of media including watercolor, colored pencil, ink wash and gouache.
  • State the critical, aesthetic and historic approaches to illustration.
  • Utilize computers and digital software to prepare illustrations.
  • Create a portfolio of work that demonstrates competency in illustration.