Illustration Curriculum

Freshman Year

First Semester = 15-16 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
SLP 007CCS First Year Experience1
DFN 1172D Design3
DFN 101Foundation Drawing I3
DFN 119Digital Techniques3
DIL 147Figure Illustration I3
DET BY PATH*DEN 107Composition I3
DLE ---General Education Elective
Second Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DFN 112Drawing II: Visualization3
DFN 1183D Design3
DIL 158Perspective3
DIL 159Painting & Image Making for Illustration I3
DEN 108Composition II3

Sophomore Year

Third Semester = 18 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DFN 1163D Techniques3
Choose DIL 245Illustration Intensive3
OneDIL 247Figure Illustration II
DIL 258Creative Perspective3
DIL 270Illustration and Design3
DAH 200Western Art History/Visual Culture3
DFS 101Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study3
Fourth Semester = 18 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DIL 231Painting & Image Making for Illustration II3
DIL 246Anatomical Figure Illustration3
DIL 261Introduction to Digital Illustration3
ChooseDAH 201Visual Narration: Asia3
OneVisual Narration: Africa/America
DAS 213Business Practices3
DEN 239Survey of World Literature3

Junior Year

Fifth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DIL 340Junior Illustration Studio A3
DIL 306Composition for Illustration3
DIL ---Illustration Elective3
DAH 306History of American Illustration3
DVC 200Concepts & Methods/Visual Culture3
Sixth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DIL 342Junior Illustration Studio B3
DIL ---Illustration Elective3
DNS 300Natural Science 3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
D- - - - - Elective 3

Senior Year

Seventh Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DIL 483Illustration Studio A3
DIL 406Structural Figure Illustration3
DIL408Future Illustration Media3
DIL 458Beyond the Portfolio3
ChooseDAH** ---Art History 3
OneDVC** ---Visual Culture Elective
Eighth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DIL 484Illustration Studio B3
DIL ---Illustration Elective3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
D-- ---Elective 3

*DEN 107 is placed as a Gen Ed elective. English path is determined by High School English scores or the English Placement Exercise (EPE).

**DAH/DVC must be taken at the 200 level or higher

Catalog Year 20/21 Total Credits      126-127
Total credits: 127:   First Year Experience=1;   Foundations=18;   Major=60;   Liberal Arts=42;   General Elective=6

Illustration Program Learning Outcomes (PLO)

Upon graduation, students in the BFA Fine Arts program will be able to:

  1. Apply a pluralistic approach to art making, a skillful use of traditional and new materials, and utilize historical and innovative techniques and processes.
  2. Communicate ideas and content through their artwork and demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between materials, processes, and content.
  3. Employ contemporary art theory, criticism, and art history to position and articulate their work historically and theoretically within contemporary culture.
  4. Construct insightful and relevant critiques of their artwork and the artwork of others.
  5. Build a comprehensive portfolio of artwork that represents their knowledge and abilities and that gives them access to grants, fellowships, residencies, and exhibition venues.
  6. Pursue careers and advanced degrees in the Fine Arts as well as apply their knowledge to many related fields and occupations.
  7. Demonstrate leadership through productive contributions to their community and in ethical professional practices.