Illustration Certificate


The Illustration Certificate Program is designed to emphasize strategies and skill development in order to facilitate the student's portfolio presentation, which may be appropriate for a variety of careers in the Commercial Arts field, including editorial and advertising illustration, concept design and illustration for products, conceptual art for the game and entertainment industry, and illustration of the toy and theme park industries. This certificate requires a total of 33-36 units. A grade of C or better is required for each course taken.

Required Art Courses (21 units):
ART 120 FBasic Design3
ART 157 F Sketching for Animators and Illustrators3
ART 137 F Basic Drawing for Entertainment Arts3
or ART 182 F Basic Drawing
ART 180 FRendering3
or ART 243 F Applied Perspective
ART 186 F Beginning Life Drawing3
ART 244 FIllustration3
ART 246 FAdvanced Illustration3
Required Digital Arts (DART) Courses (6 units):
DART 107 FDigital Drawing3
DART 135 F Introduction to Digital Painting3
Restricted Electives - Select 6-9 units from the following list:6-9
Business Practices in Art3
Fashion Sketching2
Fundamentals of Cartooning2
Animal Drawing3
Drawing from the Masters3
Representational Drawing3
Beginning Watercolor Painting3
Beginning Painting3
Anatomical Drawing3
Portfolio Preparation and Artwork Presentation3
Independent Study: Illustration1-2
Arts Internship2-4
Introduction to Narrative Illustration3
Total Units33-36

Outcome 1: Demonstrate evidence of proficiency in a variety of creative areas, including sketching skills/rapid visualization, two-dimensional design and color, and draftsmanship of accurate human anatomy and digital illustration programs

Outcome 2: Demonstrate an understanding of the expectations of the field of illustration, relating to interaction with peers and project leaders in a creative situation or environment.