Effective 1 June 2018 through 31 May 2019

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18 Credit Hours

This program offered by the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts/Department of Art, Design, and Art History.

Program Description

The certificate in illustration offers students not seeking the more intensive BFA in illustration the opportunity to compliment their degree with a series of courses focused on illustration. As a supplement to their related major the certificate demonstrates greater experience in drawing and a practical knowledge of the common materials and techniques for illustration.

For information on general requirements for the certificate, see Certificate Program Policies and Procedures

Learning Outcomes

Successful graduates with the illustration certificate will be able to:

  • Express an individual, creative voice through illustration.
  • Access a broad range of studio experience.
  • Utilize the formal vocabularies of illustration, art, design, or animation.
  • Practice drawing as a foundation for the complete process of illustration, from concept exploration to finished execution.
  • Implement the technical skills, theory and methods applicable to the field of Illustration.

Special Requirements

Students must fulfill all requirements needed for a BA in art, a BFA in art other than illustration, BFA in graphic design, or a BA in animation. Students may not gain the certificate in illustration if they are seeking the BFA illustration emphasis.

Certificate Requirements

Core Courses (12 hours)

  • ART 2130 Illustration (3 hours)
  • DESN 1500 Digital Visualizations (3 hours)
  • ART 3120 Narrative Figure Drawing (3 hours)
  • ART 4110 Advanced Drawing (3 hours)
    or ART 3050 Topics in Art: Illustration (3 hours)

Additional Requirements (6 credits)

Choose from the following:

  • ART 3150 Anatomy (3 hours)
  • ART 2410 Intro Painting (3 hours)
  • ART 2610 Intro Printmaking (3 hours)
  • ART 3140 Digital Drawing (3 hours)
  • ART 3060 Image and Text (3 hours)
  • DESN 2200 Design Play (3 hours)
  • DESN 2500 Design for Digital Portfolios (3 hours)
  • ANIM 4010 Character Design (3 hours)
  • ANIM 4040 Concept Art (3 hours)
  • ANIM 3040 Comic Book Creation (3 hours)