Undergraduate Degree in Illustration
Study Illustration in Boston
Illustrators are storytellers — inventors of enchanting, compelling, fantastical theater and sometimes, masters of convincing illusion. What they create, however, goes beyond narrative and entertainment. The ability to communicate effectively through imagery gives an artist the potential to inform, educate, provoke and persuade, ultimately shaping visual culture and society at large.
Whether you're excited about producing art for graphic novels or children's books, billboards or packaging, video games or animated films, scientific journals or museum dioramas, you start with the basics. It's about learning how to see and think, how to find a unique and impactful solution, and how to communicate your vision.
Our Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration is set within the framework of a strong liberal arts core. The program stresses fundamentals first — the drawing, painting, design and conceptual skills essential for professional success. Through studio coursework you'll learn traditional and contemporary illustration techniques and have the opportunity to explore advanced digital technologies. The curriculum addresses the historic, theoretical and practical issues of the discipline as well. In addition to illustration for publishing and print, you'll explore innovative and specialized applications for your talents (for the theater or within the sciences, for instance) and discover how to apply those skills through research and creative collaborations.
Read Max's interview to learn what it's like to be a professional illustrator.
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