Design BA Illustration
The Illustration BA degree track focuses on developing a general competence in the understanding, appreciation, and practice of visual arts. This track is best for students planning to enter a profession that requires artistic skill and knowledge, clear thinking, intellectual maturity, and aesthetic awareness, or if you are interested in a degree in the visual arts but are unable to pursue a more rigorous BFA degree.
This is a limited-enrollment program requiring departmental admissions approval. Please see the department office for information regarding requirements for admission to this major.
Illustration Development and Concept
Students will be able to create marketable illustrations incorporating concept, rough sketches, color comps, and finished art as well as effectively communicate story concept.
Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in at least one of the illustration mediums studied, including oil, acrylics, gouache, or digital.
Students will be able to have a deeper understanding of the commercial and business practices of illustration.
Students will be able to demonstrate a comprehension of fundamental concepts, processes, history, and criticism of visual arts.
Students will be able to demonstrate a personal sensitivity to the aesthetics of visual art.
Students will be able to address spiritual and ethical issues relevant to the visual arts.
Evidence of Learning
Most formal assessment occurs at the level of individual courses. Less formally, faculty expect to see evidence of the competencies gained through the sophomore-level courses in student performance in upper-division courses, which are designed to reinforce and extend the analytic and expressive skills developed in the core.
- Portfolio Reviews
- Teacher interviews
- Discussion participation
- Senior Surveys
- Alumni Surveys
- Focus Groups