Effective 1 June 2016 through 31 May 2017

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18 hours

This program offered by 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.

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 requirement 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)
  • One of the following (3 hours)
    • ART 4110 Advanced Drawing
    • ART 3050 Topics in Art: Illustration

 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)

--This page was modified on 28 September 2016.--
--Please see the Undergraduate Catalog Addendum to view changes that were made.--