First Semester = 15-16 Credit Hours
 Course #Course TitleCredits
SLP 007CCS First Year Experience1
DFN 1172D Design Principles3
DFN 101Drawing I: Rapid Concept3
DFN 119Digital Techniques3
DIL 147Figure Illustration I3
DEN 101 Composition I 3
Second Semester = 15 Credit Hours
Course #Course TitleCredits
DFN 112Drawing II: Style & Skill3
DFN 1183D Design - Form & Space3
DIL 158Perspective3
DIL 159Painting & Image Making for Illustration I3
DEN 102Composition II3
Third Semester = 15 Credit Hours
 Course #Course TitleCredits
DFN 132Process & Making3
Choose OneDIL 245 or DIL 247Illustration Intensive or Figure Illustration II3
DIL 258Creative Perspective3
DIL 270Illustration and Design3
DAH 200Western Art History/Visual Culture3
DEN 239Survey of World Literature3
Fourth Semester = 18 Credit Hours
 Course #Course TitleCredits
DIL 231Painting & Image Making for Illustration II3
DIL 246Anatomical Figure Illustration3
DIL 261Introduction to Digital Illustration3
Choose OneDAH 201Visual Narration: Asia or Visual Narration: Africa/America3
DAS 213Business Practices3
DLE ---General Education Elective3
Fifth Semester = 18 Credit Hours
Course #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 = 18 Credit Hours
Course #Course TitleCredits
DIL 342Junior Illustration Studio B3
DIL ---Illustration Elective3
DNS 300Natural Science 3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
D- - - - -Elective3
Seventh Semester = 15 Credit Hours
 Course #Course TitleCredits
DIL 483Illustration Studio A3
DIL 406Structural Figure Illustration3
DIL 408Future Illustration Media3
DIL 458Beyond the Portfolio3
Choose OneDAH** --- or DVC** ---Art History or Visual Culture Elective 3
Eighth Semester = 12 Credit Hours
Course #Course TitleCredits
DIL 484Illustration Studio B3
DIL - - -Illustration Elective3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
D-- ---Elective3

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

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 22/23  Total Credits 126-127
(International Students that require ELS-101 Total Credits 127/128)
Total credits: 127: First Year Experience=1; Foundations=18; Major=60; Gen Ed=42; General Elective=6

Illustration Program Learning Outcomes (PLO)

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

  • Employ a working knowledge of the four essential phases of constructing an image – research and reference, rough sketch, comprehensive sketch, finished piece.
  • Demonstrate effective figure construction and gesture and how they relate in perspective to the surrounding environment.
  • Demonstrate when to use and control perspective as a narrative compositional tool.
  • Prepare professional-level oral presentations and demonstrate their thought process by identifying intent, inspiration, and providing an honest critique of their own work and the work of others.
  • Create a professional portfolio which is market specific and produces leaders in the international marketplace.