Fall 2017 Course Schedule 

    Code
    Course
    Credits
    IL 102

    Techniques in Illustration

    This course is intended to introduce students to the necessary skills, mediums and techniques used in illustration in order to jumpstart their affinity, competency and eventual mastery of a specific media, approach and style. Elective: 3 credits/semester; 6 hours/week. No prerequisite.

    Prerequisites : No Prerequisites

    Additional Notes : Elective. 6 hours/week.

    3 credits
    IL 204

    Illustration I

    This course emphasizes creating and communicating concept in pictorial terms. Students will learn essential illustration work practice and use drawing as a primary means of problem-solving on paper. Students work largely in black and white in a variety of mediums to focus on pictorial fundamentals like composition, mark-making, and concept. Experimentation and creative risk-taking are strongly encouraged. Elective: 3 credits/semester; 6 hours/week. Prerequisites: foundation year courses and two studio electives; one being another drawing class.

    Prerequisites : Foundation year courses and two studio electives; one being another drawing class.

    Additional Notes : Elective. 6 hours/week.

    3 credits
    IL 318

    Advanced Techniques Masterclass

    Determination of style and mastery of medium and technique are essential to the success of a professional illustrator. This course is intended to introduce students to the primary mediums and techniques used in illustration in order to jumpstart their affinity, competency and eventual mastery of a specific media, approach and style. Elective: 3 cr./semester, 6 hr./week. Prerequisite: IL 204-206.

    Prerequisites : Prerequisite: IL 204-206.

    Additional Notes : Elective. 6 hours/week.

    3 credits
    IL 321

    Illustration Majors Studio

    This course introduces students to a range of illustration formats and genres. Students build and hone drawing and technical skills, establish and maintain research methods, and explore materials and concepts. Third year students work to solve visual problems with short and long deadlines, combine observational skills, invention, and experimentation. A student may work in representational, narrative, or conceptual genres on assignment-based projects, and gain experience in contemporary practices. Guest illustrators, studio visits, critiques, and field trips support and broaden their experience and understanding of the field. Major requirement: 3 credits/semester; 6 hours/week. Prerequisite: Major standing.

    Prerequisites : Major standing.

    Additional Notes : Major requirement. 6 hours/week.

    3 credits
    IL 351

    Introduction to the Discipline

    This seminar course provides an overview of the history of illustration from the perspective of critical genres and movements in illustration. Students will participate in lectures, engage in short readings and will work on projects individually and collaboratively. For example, students will be asked to select an illustration genre, find a contemporary parallel and present their findings. Students will interview local artists, give presentations, go on field trips, do workshops and visit studios to further engage in a dialogue of the uses, definitions, and value of illustration as an enduring social art form. Major requirement: 3 credits/semester; 6 hours/week. Prerequisite: Major standing.

    Prerequisites : Major standing

    Additional Notes : Major requirement. 6 hours/week.

    3 credits
    IL 421

    Illustration Majors Studio

    This course continues to build on strengths acquired from the previous three years of study/major. There will be a strong emphasis on problem solving while continuing to develop one’s own voice and visual language through illustration. Concept, technique, design and professionalism will also be stressed. Individuality will be a focus. There will be a variety of assignments, group critiques and discussions, self critique, visiting illustrators and field trips. Major requirement: 3 credits/semester; 6 hours/week. Prerequisite: IL 321/322.

    Prerequisites : Prerequisite: IL 321/322.

    Additional Notes : Major requirement. 6 hours/week.

    3 credits