Illustration

Illustration Major


Illustrators are excited by the surprising unpredictability of contemporary imagery in our media-driven world. Learn the language of visual communication while engaging in relentless experimentation. Students encounter a range of challenges in areas that integrate animation, drawing, new media, printmaking, photography, painting, design, sound art, motion graphics, digital sculpture, and installation.

Through professional and personal experiences, you will be able to create a personal body of work that reflects your individual vision.





Student Work Course Descriptions & Sample Schedule

Careers in Illustration

Many Art Academy illustration graduates have pursued careers as gaming designers, in house and corporate illustrators, photographers, and fulltime analog and digital designers. Graduates also thrive in entrepreneurial and freelance enterprises.

Our trans-disciplinary curriculum is designed to prepare you for a future at the forefront of contemporary illustration.

Illustrator
Animator
Art Director
Creative Director
Graphic Designer
Concept Artist
Digital Designer
Game Designer
Photographer
Packaging Designer
Forensic Artist
Storyboard Artist
Comic Book Illustrator
Medical Illustrator
Entrepreneur
Illustrator
Animator
Art Director
Creative Director
Graphic Designer
Concept Artist
Digital Designer
Game Designer
Photographer
Packaging Designer
Forensic Artist
Storyboard Artist
Comic Book Illustrator
Medical Illustrator
Entrepreneur
"I found how open students and professors are to be really inspiring. You want to try a new medium you've never tried before? Do it, they won't judge. You want to paint with a shoe? Go for it. Make a paintbrush out of your own hair? If that floats your boat."

CHRISSY HOPPES (BFA 2017)
Production Artist, Gylee Games

"I found how open students and professors are to be really inspiring. You want to try a new medium you've never tried before? Do it, they won't judge. You want to paint with a shoe? Go for it. Make a paintbrush out of your own hair? If that floats your boat."

CHRISSY HOPPES (BFA 2017)
Production Artist, Gylee Games

Successful Alumni

Andrew Tremblay, Music and Event Illustrator, Unknown Planet
Derek Alderfer, Painter, LifeFormations
Will Hillenbrand, Children's Book Illustrator
Chrissy Hoppes, Production Artist, Gylee Games
Chelsey Hughes, Co-Owner, Pull Club Studio
Bob Million, Tattoo Artist
Erin Overman, Concept Artist, Cartoon Saloon
Chris Sickels, Owner, Red Nose Studio
Joe Slucher, Fantasy and Sci-Fi Illustrator
Andrew Tremblay, Music and Event Illustrator, Unknown Planet
Derek Alderfer, Painter, LifeFormations
Will Hillenbrand, Children's Book Illustrator
Chrissy Hoppes, Production Artist, Gylee Games
Chelsey Hughes, Co-Owner, Pull Club Studio
Bob Million, Tattoo Artist
Erin Overman, Concept Artist, Cartoon Saloon
Chris Sickels, Owner, Red Nose Studio
Joe Slucher, Fantasy and Sci-Fi Illustrator
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