Illustration Program Head: Robin Richesson

Animation Program Head: Soyeon Kim

Illustration and animation are graphic theater! Keen observation coupled with a vivid imagination indicates the potential Illustration/Animation student. Our program is founded on drawing from observation, and our graduates work in a variety of fields such as film and entertainment (gaming, animation and live action film), advertising, textiles, biomedical illustration, the gift market, educational illustration, architectural illustration, print publications (newspapers, magazines, graphic novels and books) and more. Many alumni have distinguished themselves in visual journalism, in storyboarding for film and television, and in all aspects of editorial art as well as gallery exhibition.

The BFA Program has two tracks, Illustration and Animation. Students are able to take courses in both tracks, and work together in our digital lab, in addition to learning traditional skills.

Distinguished professionals regularly augment the faculty with workshops and presentations. The resident illustration faculty is comprised of experienced professional artists currently working in the fields of illustration and animation.

The graduate program (MFA/MA) is individualized and dependent on the student’s preparation, interests and talents. This program centers on each student developing a strong personal and independent creative vision. Students in this program will create a focused body of work in the form of an exhibition as the culminating experience of the degree.


Biomedical Illustration Prep Certificate

The Biomedical Illustration Prep Certificate is an interdisciplinary program sponsored by the School of Art and the Department of Biological Sciences.