Illustration

Illustration

Illustration is a career path that includes all disciplines in the Art & Art History Department at Eastern. Illustrators work in a broad category of industries and specializations as free-lancers and as full-time employees. Illustrators use a variety of media and many take advantage of technology to combine traditional media with digital media techniques. Illustrators also need business skills to successfully market their work to prospective clients either directly or through an agent.

Careers in the field include illustration for advertising; preproduction; film, TV and video; corporate and not-profit organizations; book, editorial, packaging, fashion, greeting card and retail; medical; scientific; technical; architectural, and 3D, among others.

Required Foundation Courses (26 credits)
ART110Two-Dimensional Design
ART111Three-Dimensional Design
OR ART 207 Ceramic Sculpture or ART 217 Ceramics
ART122Digital Illustration & Page Layout
ART 124Digital Imaging
ART201Relief Printmaking
ART202Drawing I
ART211Art History I: Prehistory to 1400
ART212Art History II: 1400 to the Present
*After completing several foundation courses, students are required to submit a portfolio to enroll in 300-level (or higher) studio courses. Students whose portfolios do not meet standards may be required to take supplemental courses. Portfolio Requirements
Required Concentration Courses (12 credits)
ART309Figure Drawing I
ART322Illustration I
ART342Illustration II
ART422Illustration III
Concentration Electives (choose 3, 9 credits)
ART215Painting I
Prerequisite: ART 202
ART230Visual Journaling and Bookmaking
ART308Painting II
ART315Figure Modeling
ART317Polyester Plate Lithography
ART332Photo Imaging: Art and the Digital Camera
ART343Introduction to 3D Animation
ART346Scientific Illustration
(Pererequisite: Portfolio OR Permission of Instructor)
ART352Intermediate Drawing
ART403Advanced 3D Animation
ART421Digital Portfolio Preparation
ART470Advanced Topics in Illustration
Major Capstone Course (3 credits)
ART485Senior Seminar in Studio Art