Illustration - BA

In SUVA’s Bachelor of Arts in Illustration program, students learn to use their imagination to create drawings, paintings, and other works of art that communicate ideas. SUVA’s Illustration program includes foundation courses in illustration, graphics, and design. The curriculum then expands to advanced courses. Students learn to present professional concepts by exploring a variety of media and hands-on techniques. In preparation for their career, students develop a marketable portfolio demonstrating their abilities. A focus on real-world applications provides the training necessary to become a professional product and licensing illustrator, advertising or publishing illustrator or computer illustrator.



ILLUSTRATION GRADUATION PATH

  YEAR 1
  FRESHMAN 1 Courses   Credits
  A/D101 Concepts through History I        3
  A/D102 Spatial Dynamics        4
  A/D103 Design Solutions I        3
  A/D104 Drawing I        4
  A/D105 The Power of Why        1
 

Total Credits   

     15
 
 
  FRESHMAN 2 Courses   Credits
  A/D115 Concepts through History II        3
  A/D116 Narrative Design        3
  A/D117 Design Solutions II        3
  A/D118 Drawing II        4
  A/D105 The Power of Why        1
 
 

Total Credits  

     14
 

After the Freshman year, students enhance their learning by taking 6 credits of elective courses to explore and develop understanding in subjects of conceptual, or technical interest.

 
  YEAR 2
  SOPHOMORE 1 Courses   Credits
  A/D203 Creative Thinking        4
  ILS200 Into the Studio: Intro to Typography, Layout, Production        5
  A/D201 Voice & Vision (Required)        3
  A/D202 English Composition (Required)        3
 
 

Total Credits   

     15
 
 
  SOPHOMORE 2 Courses   Credits
  ILC210 Creating Concepts I: History of Illustration, Intro to Illustration        4
  ILS210 Illustration Studio I: Intro to Traditional and Digital Media & Techniques I        5
  *General Education (Elective)        3
  *General Education (Elective)        3
 
  *General Education Electives
  • Art/Humanitites (12 cr./6 cr. AH/3 cr. HM min.)
  • Social/Behavioral Science (6 cr.)
  • Math/Science (3 cr.)
  • Diversity/Global Studies (3 cr.)

Total Credits   

     15

 
  YEAR 3
  JUNIOR 1 Courses   Credits
  ILC300 Creating Concepts II: Connecting with the Viewer        4
  ILS300 Illustration Studio II: Traditional and Digtial Media & Techniques II        5
  *General Education (Elective)        3
  *General Education (Elective)        3
 
   

Total Credits   

     15
 
 
  JUNIOR 2 Courses   Credits
  ILC310 Creating Concepts III: Telling Stories        4
  ILS310 Illustration Studio III: Traditional and Digital Media & Techniques III        5
  *General Education (Elective)        3
  *General Education (Elective)        3
 
   

Total Credits   

     15

 
  YEAR 4
  SENIOR 1 Courses   Credits
  ILC400 Senior Seminar I: Advanced Illustration Concepts I        4
  ILS400 Senior Studio I: Advanced Illustration Media        5
  GE329 Professional Practices        3
  *General Education (Elective)        3
 
   

Total Credits   

     15
 
 
  SENIOR 2 Courses   Credits
  ILC410 Senior Seminar II: Advanced Illustration Concepts II        4
  ILS410 Senior Studio II: Portfolio Preparation        5
  ILC420 Internship: Reality Illustration        3
  *General Education (Elective)        3
 
 

Total Credits   

     15

 
  BACHELOR OF ARTS IN ILLUSTRATION
  Courses   Credits
  Universal Foundation Courses          39
  General Education Courses          27
  Illustration Courses          53
  Elective Courses          6
 
   

Total Credits  

     125


MINOR IN ILLUSTRATION

  SUMMER 1 & 2
  Summer 1 Courses   Credits
  ILM101 Illustration Minor        8
 
  Summer 2 Courses   Credits
   ILM102 Illustration Minor        8

   

Total Credits   

     16