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Last updated on Feb 08, 2023

Design: Illustration, BFA

Joey Rose Thesis 2016


Illustrators Create the World They See

In our Illustration Program you’ll learn the language of visual storytelling to inspire you to respond creatively to the issues that matter most to you today. Our program challenges you to explore everything from deeply personal insights to larger social issues -- and to make sense of it all on paper, canvas, and the digital screen. Illustrators create work for magazines, websites, books, comics, products, packaging, posters, and the entertainment industry.

Find Your Creative Voice

Imagine learning drawing techniques from Award-Winning Illustrators -- or honing your computer art skills in a class taught by digital innovators using the latest technology. With guidance from industry mavericks like these, you’ll forge your own path as an illustrator. Our interdisciplinary curriculum allows you to explore courses ouside the program such as Printmaking, Animation, Creative Writing, Fine-Art Painting, and Graphic Design. CCA provides you with a larger sense of your artistic potential.

Shape Your Career as an Entrepreneurial Artist

To succeed as an illustrator you need a creative voice and an entrepreneurial mind. That’s why students in our program interact with industry-leading art directors and illustrators though lectures, classroom critiques, and studio visits. It’s the reason our Illustration faculty share the fundamentals of freelancing and small-business management in courses like Professional Practice, Thesis, and Portfolio. We help you seize the endless possibilities a career in illustration offers.