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 Fundamentals3
DIL 147Figure Illustration I3
DEN 108The Art of Argumentation3
Second Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DFN 102Foundation Drawing II3
DFN 1183D Design3
DIL 158Perspective3
DIL 159Illustration Techniques3
DFS 101Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study3

Sophomore Year

Third Semester = 18 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DFN 1163D Techniques3
DIL 247Figure Illustration II3
DIL 258Creative Perspective3
DIL 270Illustration and Design3
DAH 200Art & Culture: Ages of Discovery3
DEN 239Survey of World Literature3
Fourth Semester = 18 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DIL 231Illustration Techniques II3
DIL 246Anatomical Figure Illustration3
DIL 261Introduction to Digital Illustration3
ChooseDAH 201Visual Narration: Asia3
OneVisual Narration: Africa/America
DAS 213Business Practices3
DVC 200Concepts & Methods/Visual Culture3

Junior Year

Fifth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
ChooseDIL 383Editorial Painting (Narrative)3
OneDIL 335Intro to Storyboarding (Concept)
ChooseDIL 361Digital Graphic Illustration (Narrative)3
OneDMA 217Intro to 3D Computer Graphics (Concept)
DIL 323Conceptual Drawing & Image Making (Concept)
DIL 358Beyond the Portfolio3
DAH 306History of American Illustration3
DNS 300Natural Science 3
Sixth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DIL 332Junior Illustration Studio3
DIL 325Intermediate Digital Illustration3
DLE ---Liberal Arts Elective 3
DLE ---Liberal Arts Elective 3
D- - - - - Elective 3

Senior Year

Seventh Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DIL 483Illustration Studio A3
ChooseDIL 443Illustration and Design II (Narrative)3
OneDIL 445Advanced Digital Illustration (Concept)
DIL - - -Illustration Elective (Narr. or Concept) 3
ChooseDIL - - -Illustration Elective (Narr. or Concept) 3
OneDIL 350Sequential Storytelling (Concept)
ChooseDAH 400Art History 3
OneDVC 400Visual Culture Elective
Eighth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DIL 484Illustration Studio B3
DIL - - -Illustration Elective (Narr. or Concept) 3
DLE ---Liberal Arts Elective 3
DET BY PATH*DEN 107Writing Workshop3
DLE ---Liberal Arts Elective
D- - - - - Elective 3
DEN 107 is placed as a liberal arts elective.  English path is determined by ACT/SAT writing scores or the English Placement Exercise (EPE).
Catalog Year 18/19 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.