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Illustration Certificate

Learn illustration techniques, compositional strategies and concepts in a range of traditional and digital mediums to develop the range of skills needed for producing a variety of illustrative projects or practices, including for use in commercial art, editorial art, picture books, comics, graphic novels and even technical, botanical or medical illustration

With the Certificate in Illustration you’ll have the ability to:

  • Describe ideas, information and concepts visually for a range of audiences.
  • Produce imagery suitable for newspapers, magazines, or other media.
  • Develop illustrations for use in training or promotional purposes in a corporate environment.
  • Illustrate thoughts, characters and personalities using both traditional and digital techniques.

What You’ll Learn: 

  • Successful graduates with the Certificate of Illustration will be able to:
  • Utilize drawing as a foundation for the complete process of illustration, from concept exploration to finished execution.
  • Display technical skills with appropriate digital illustration software.
  • Develop hand skills in using traditional illustration media(s).
  • Demonstrate awareness and application of visual art and design principles appropriate to illustration.

Certificate at a Glance:

Credit Hours:


Completion Time:

2 semesters

Courses Begin:


Degree Awarded:

Certificate in Illustration (AR90)

Exit Portfolio

A personal, digital portfolio of works will be developed and assembled that showcases a range of illustration concepts and abilities including; visual storytelling through using narrative and sequential elements, creative use of color and perspective, hand skills in wet and dry medias, effective use of digital applications, incorporation of typographic elements into the works, and effective use of figurative elements.

Courses of Study

Current Catalog

Illustration Certificate