The Illustration minor is designed to give students a working knowledge of the basic tools and concepts involved in illustrative drawing and design, and to help prepare for careers in illustration and related fields.
Students minoring in Illustration can expect:
- To develop competence in observational and expressive drawing techniques.
- Essential software training and problem solving skills for computer graphics: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.
- Competence in basic principles of design and composition through two-dimensional studio projects and research.
- Advanced hands-on illustration training through projects in commercial illustration, such as children’s book illustration, advertising, and editorial illustration.
Students have further opportunity to explore:
- Figure Drawing
- Advanced Drawing and Composition
Students minoring in Illustration must complete a minimum of 31 hours consisting of:
ART 105 Drawing and Composition I
ART 106 Drawing and Composition II
ART 204 Image Studio
ART 225 Two-Dimensional Materials and Concepts
ART 325 Illustration I
ART 308 Figure Drawing
and two courses from the following: ART 302, 318, 348, 426.