As an Illustration major at one of the best art schools in the country, you will enhance your figurative and observational drawing and design skills. You will learn to creatively translate concepts and emotions into imagery that best communicates a story. Original thinking, the ability to formulate and express clear, relevant thoughts, problem solving and engaging story telling are core skills we teach in our Illustration program. You will experiment with a broad array of traditional materials and techniques, including pencils, acrylics, oils, inks and collage, while mastering contemporary digital processes using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. You will research, visually develop and execute finished Illustrations at the highest level relevant to all current and emerging markets, including entertainment, gaming, licensing, advertising, social expression and publishing fields. As a graduate of our Illustration department, you will be prepared to enter the industry as a staff artists, freelance illustrators or creative entrepreneurs.
Draw inspiration for your work from field trips to professional art studios and advertising agencies as well as from interactions with our talented visiting artists. Share your portfolio with employers, illustrators, and designers, who are invited each year to the Institute.
Illustration grads build comic anthology as creative platform
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Assistant Professor/Chair of Animation/Co-Chair of Game Design
Anthony Scalmato is the Department Chair of Animation and the Interim Department Chair of Game Design at the C...more
While at CIA, you'll learn from the masters through our rigorous, world-class curriculum and connect with working professionals to begin your career.