Digital illustration students build upon foundation skills in drawing, color theory, perspective, and composition to create original, effective, and audience-appropriate illustrations using various digital techniques. Assignments are based on jobs typical of those given in the professional arena such as advertising, user interface design, publishing, concept, and editorial illustration.

Digital illustration students are required to develop skills with both raster and vector based illustration software, as well as computer hardware, including scanners and tablets.

What the students gain through this course:
The digital illustration curriculum provides students’ opportunities to review trends in contemporary digital art, learn about freelance business practices, and begin to develop their own illustration style.

Technical Takeaways:
  • Apply various methods to create styled digital illustrations.
  • Exhibit the ability to develop a concept from thumbnail to finish.
  • Understanding the role of different creative illustrators in the industry.
  • Demonstrate originality and creativity.