Course Description

This course offers students an insider's look at the illustration industry. Students gain the tools necessary to illustrate professional-level assignments, while developing their own cohesive style. Students refine their interpretative and technical skills to define their projects in their desired media. The final creation can be a potential portfolio piece(s). Students can work with the traditional or digital tools of their choosing. Adobe Illustrator is welcome for assignments but will not be taught in the course. Prerequisite: Students should have basic drawing skills.

Learner Outcomes

  • Learn the illustration process from the first sketch to the final draft
  • Understand composition
  • Explore traditional mixed media and digital rendering to capture the visual essence to develop a distinctive and personal illustrative style, from editorial to fantasy and beyond
  • Apply skills through a general assignment that can be expressed or geared in any illustration market
  • Execute a professional assignment from start to finish
  • Learn how to communicate a good, provoking idea through conceptualization
  • Build a knowledge base of illustration skills to spark creativity in other artistic mediums-

Applies Towards the Following Certificates


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Section Title
Illustration as a Visual Language
Jan 19, 2021 to Feb 28, 2021
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
CE Tuition non-credit $475.00
Faculty/Staff Waiver non-credit $475.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Feb 22, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Jan 12, 2021
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