Professional Standards in Illustration
Introduction for junior students in dealing with professional standards set by the Illustration market place. Concentration on the preparation of art work to meet the demands required for successful application for client needs. Students will gain an appreciation for deadlines, client expectations and business practices in collaboration of real-world scenarios. Offered fall and spring.
Visual Concepts in Illustration
This course encourages students to develop a confident knowledge of design in illustration, the thinking process, and production techniques necessary to compete in the field of applied arts and prepares illustration students to become working professionals within the marketing communications community. It will motivate the student's visual awareness, teaching the student to conceptualize, design and execute on a professional level. Students become familiar with several techniques used in editorial illustrations, book illustrations, advertising illustrations, as well as many others using an extensive range of materials. Students learn to produce quality illustrations and to be responsible for the conceptual aspects of a project whenever necessary. Offered fall.
Community Projects (EP)
Course No. ILL 389 Credits: 3.0
Faculty James Groman
Students will illustrate and provide art and production services for individual clients as well as for organizations in a professional studio setting. The course emphasizes the student’s development of problem-solving, meeting client demands, communication skills, organization and effective time management, proper preparation of artwork for reproduction, teamwork and collaboration - all specific to the marketplace as an introduction to real-life challenges. For Illustration majors only. Other majors only with instructor’s approval. Offered fall and spring. Fulfills Engaged Practice requirement.
Illustration: Internship (EP)
Course No. ILL 399-499 Credits: 0.0
Elective credit can be given on a case-by-case basis for an internship developed by the student through the Career Center Office with advance permission of the department head. Fulfills Engaged Practice requirement
Illustration: BFA Preparation
An independently initiated illustration thesis project is defined in a statement detailing the nature and purpose of the project, medium, and procedural timetable. A year-long project is created displaying technical competence, solution-based ideas, responsibility to professional standards, self-reliance, determination and perseverance learned throughout a student’s years of education. Offered fall.
Illustration: Advanced Illustration Studio Projects
Course No. ILL 463B Credits: 3.0
Faculty Robert Roth
Students are required to begin thinking of their upcoming BFA thesis project over the summer. On the first day of class students will be expected to present their thesis' central idea and have first iterations for visual expression of that idea. The beginning of the thesis project consists of research, discussion and tightening up of the central idea. Offered fall.
Illustration: Final Project: Illustration Portfolio
The illustration department emphasizes the understanding of contemporary themes and concepts as a basis for nurturing the student’s ability to translate this acquired thematic vocabulary into inventive visual solutions. The main objective is to motivate students’ visual awareness to a professional level to meet marketplace needs. Offered spring.
Nancy Lick earned her BFA from Kent State University and her Master of Arts from Ursuline College. She works a...more
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