Adult Programs: Illustration Certificate
Students will develop and produce illustrated images for print and digital media using a combination of fine art and graphic design processes. Students have the option of building their skills for a wide range of illustration purposes or may choose to focus on one of the following Illustration categories: children’s book illustration, commercial illustration, or sequential Illustration. The Illustration Certificate is designed for adults interested in learning more about the field of illustration, for artists, designers, and working professionals looking to combine illustration with related art and design practices, and for those wishing to build portfolios for application to college-level illustration degree programs.
Requirements include one prerequisite (or equivalent), eight studio courses, and four electives. The average length of time to complete the Illustration Certificate is two years.
Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing
Studio Courses (8)
- Introduction to Graphic Design
- Graphic Design: Adobe Photoshop
- Introduction to Illustration
- Figure Drawing for Illustration
- Illustration Studio 1: Styles and Materials
- Illustration Studio 2: Process and Practice
- Illustration Studio 3: Portfolio Prep
- Business of Illustration Practice
Reflecting the degree program's interdisciplinary approach to an art and design education, all Adult Continuing Education courses are eligible electives for all certificate programs.
Completion of the Illustration Certificate requires a final portfolio review by a Continuing Studies Illustration instructor.
Note: Please contact the Continuing Studies office for suggestions on organizing your course sequence.
* Illustration: Alex Kostiw, Storyteller, 2012, ink, gouache and digital treatments, 12.5" x 9.75"