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“We have the largest illustration faculty of any school in America—with many different perspectives and points of view.”
Thomas Woodruff
Chair
Student Work
About The Department
  • We teach how to communicate graphically
  • Successful illustrators are able to interpret and illuminate ideas
  • Put your own personal stamp on visual solutions
  • 426 students, 67 faculty, 75 courses
Courses
  • Curriculum at a glance
    • 72 credits in studio
    • 30 credits in humanities & sciences
    • 15 credits in art history
    • 3 credits in elective courses
  • 75 courses offered, including:
    • Children’s Book Illustration
    • Collage Illustration
    • Costume, Concept and Environment 
    • Cultural Survey
    • Designing Tattoos and Other Emblems
    • Etching and Monoprint as Illustration
    • Fashion Illustration and Beyond
    • From Fantasy to Reality: Production/Concept Design
    • Hand Lettering
    • Illustration: The Genre of Science Fiction
    • Laboratory for Moving Pictures: Adventures in Limited Animation
    • Modern Illumination
    • Not for the Squeamish
    • Novelty Books for Young Children
    • Pastel Techniques
    • Photocopy Zines
    • Pictorial Fantasy Illustration
    • Pop-Up: 3D Paper Engineering
    • Puppetry Workshop
    • Storytelling
    • Surface Design
    • The Gouache Experience
    • Watercolor Techniques

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