Design BA Illustration

Program Purpose


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.

Curricular Structure

This is a limited-enrollment program requiring departmental admissions approval. Please see the department office for information regarding requirements for admission to this major.

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Major Academic Plan

 

Learning Outcomes


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.

Courses that Contribute: None
Linked to BYU Aims: None
Medium Proficiency

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

Courses that Contribute: None
Linked to BYU Aims: None
Markets and Business

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

Courses that Contribute: None
Linked to BYU Aims: None
Visual Arts History, Concepts, and Processes

Students will be able to demonstrate a comprehension of fundamental concepts, processes, history, and criticism of visual arts.

Courses that Contribute: DESIL 210
Linked to BYU Aims: Communicate effectively, Quantitative reasoning, Human knowledge
Aesthetic Development

Students will be able to demonstrate a personal sensitivity to the aesthetics of visual art.

Courses that Contribute: DESIL 131 DESIL 210
Linked to BYU Aims: Think soundly, Communicate effectively, Human knowledge
Spirituality, Ethics and the Visual Arts

Students will be able to address spiritual and ethical issues relevant to the visual arts.

Courses that Contribute: DESIL 210
Linked to BYU Aims: Faith and testimony, Human knowledge, Lifelong learning

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.

Direct Measures

  1. Portfolio Reviews
  2. Teacher interviews
  3. Examinations
  4. Papers
  5. Discussion participation

Indirect Measures

 

  1. Senior Surveys
  2. Alumni Surveys
  3. Focus Groups

Learning and Teaching Assessment and Improvement