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Illustration (BFA) *

Design Bachelors BFA

Variable Credit Min

72

Variable Credit Max

72

Major Academic Plan

Title

Uplifting Themes

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to create work that reflects spiritually uplifting themes.

Title

History and Context

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to have a functional knowledge of the history of illustration including its origins in the fine arts and its relationship to written communication.

Title

Markets and Business

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to have a deeper understanding of the commercial and business practices of illustration.

Title

Design Practice and Theory

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to develop deep theoretical and practical understanding of design.

Title

Literal Image Development and Analysis

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to analyze and develop visual images based on narrative (literal) illustration solutions.

Title

Illustration Development and Concept

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to create marketable illustrations incorporating concept rough sketches color comps and finished art as well as effectively communicate story concept.

Title

Skill and Concept Mastery

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to create successful life drawings by implementing tools and procedures including proportion gesture balance foreshortened perspective composition drapery and structure through light and shadow.

Title

Medium Proficiency

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in at least one of the illustration mediums studied including oil acrylics gouache or digital.

Title

Symbolic Image Development and Analysis

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to analyze and develop visual images based on conceptual (symbolic) illustration solutions.

Program Requirements

MAP - BFA in Illustration 8.23.2022

The Illustration BFA program is a limited enrollment program requiring department admissions approval. Interested students should declare their pre-major intent, complete DESIL101 and submit an online portfolio of their work to obtain pre-BFA status. Pre-BFA status application deadlines are at the end of Fall semester, Winter semester, and Spring term. Successful applicants will go on to complete foundational courses before applying for admissions to the Illustration BFA major.

Only students granted pre-BFA status are to complete the foundational courses and then may apply for the BFA professional program through a portfolio review in June.

Requirement 1 —Complete 1 Course

Prerequisite Course:

course - Drawing & Composition 3.0

Apply for pre-BFA status via portfolio review.

Requirement 2 —Complete 3 Courses

Foundational Courses:

course - Intro to Life Drawing 3.0

course - Illustration Fundamentals 3.0

course - Intro to Digital Illustration 2.0

Apply to the Illustration BFA program.

Requirement 3 —Complete 9 Courses

After admission to the major, complete the following:

course - Motion Concepts 3.0

course - Typography 1 3.0

course - Painting Fundamentals 3.0

course - Intermed. Digital Illustration 3.0

course - Intermediate Life Drawing 3.0

course - Narrative Illustration 3.0

course - Illustration 3 3.0

course - Adv. Life Drawing 3.0

course - Environment Design 3.0

course - Adv. Life Drawing 3.0

Requirement 4 —Complete the following course twice

course - Design Lecture Series 0.5

History & Critical Studies Courses:

Requirement 5 —Complete 4 Courses

course - World Civilization to 1500 3.0

course - World Civilization Since 1500 3.0

course - Design Theory 3.0

course - Survey of Illustration History 3.0

Requirement 6 —Complete 4 Courses

course - Senior Illustration Studio 1 3.0

course - Prof Practices for Illustrator 2.0

course - ILL Capstone Project: Research 2.0

course - Capstone Project: Implem. 2.0

Requirement 7 —Complete 12 hours

course - Printmaking Fundamentals 3.0

course - Figure Drawing and Painting - You may take once 3.0

course - Figure Sculpture - You may take once 3.0

course - Game Design 2.0

course - Special Topics - You may take up to 6.0 credit hours 3.0

course - Analog Motion 3.0

course - 3D Motion 3.0

course - Academic Internship - You may take up to 6.0 credit hours 6.0v

course - Basic Storyboarding 3.0

course - Design 2 3.0

course - 3D Digital Illustration 3.0

course - Sketchbook 3.0

course - Character Design 3.0

course - Special Topics - You may take up to 6.0 credit hours 3.0

course - Painting the Human Head 3.0

course - Concept Design - You may take up to 3.0 credit hours 1.5

course - Directed Studies in Illustratn - You may take once 1.0v

course - Intro to Entrepreneurship 3.0

course - Marketing Management 3.0

course - Career Strategies 2.0