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Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

The curriculum for illustration is designed to introduce the student to the processes and techniques used by illustrators. Particular attention is paid to informing the student of illustration about the three primary markets for illustrators: advertising illustration, editorial illustration, and book illustration. The introductory level emphasizes black-and-white techniques. Intermediate levels introduce and reinforce techniques for working in color applying various media. Emphasis, with extensive practice, is placed upon illustrating with the figure at the intermediate level. At the advanced level, students are introduced to advertising, editorial, and book illustration. Emphasis is also placed on portfolio presentation at the advanced level, as students learn to prepare their work for professional presentation. Considerable emphasis is placed on the development of personal style and direction throughout the program. Cognate studies in visual communication design, painting, drawing, figure sculpture, and photography are required for refining techniques.