Illustration (Minor)

The Illustration minor offers students an opportunity to develop drawing and visual storytelling skills using materials and techniques in both traditional and digital media (as well as a hybrid of the two). These illustration skills will expand students' communication abilities and professional possibilities. In required core courses, students will study the basics of drawing, as well as figure drawing, concept art, and the history and studio practice of illustration. Students also choose two electives, allowing them to explore and support their individual career interests.

As a result of successfully completing program requirements, students should be able to:

  • apply art and design materials, techniques, technology, 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;
  • synthesize illustration-based knowledge, skills, and concepts in the creation of finished works of illustration; and
  • relate the minor field of study to the student's major discipline and future professional fields.