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Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree Program (BFA)

School of Art and Design

Applications accepted for fall only.     NYSED: 83464     HEGIS 1009

The major in Illustration enables students to deepen their artistic talent as freelance illustrators, and to prepare them for positions as illustrators, digital artists, graphic designers, art directors, animators, muralists, scenery painters, storyboard artists, advertising comp artists, and fashion sketchers.

Semester 5Credits
MAJOR AREAIL 323 - Adobe Illustrator for the Illustrator2
IL 382 - The Illustrator's Visual Self-Expression3.5
IL 388 - Materials and Techniques I: Mixed Media, Including Photography2
IL 362 - The Illustrator's Heritage I3
IL 384 - Illustrating for Contemporary Media I: Concept and Character2
RELATED AREACD 351 - Creating an Illustration Portfolio for the Web2
GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORYchoice - see American History* G103
Semester 6
MAJOR AREAIL 364 - The Illustrator's Heritage II3
IL 383 - Advanced Drawing and Composition: The Personal View3.5
IL 385 - Illustrating for Contemporary Media II: Images in Sequence2
IL 324 - Digital Painting for the Illustrator1.5
IL 389 - Materials and Techniques II: Mixed Media, Including Photography2
RELATED AREACG 213 - 2D Computer Animation2
GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORYchoice - see Writing Elective*3
Semester 7
MAJOR AREAIL 374 - Book Illustration I1.5
IL 461 - Illustration Workshop3
IL 482 - Color Rendering in Advanced Media I2.5
IL 491 - Mentor/Specialization Projects I3
RELATED AREAPH 406 - Digital Special Effects and Photographic Retouching2
GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORYchoice - see History of Art and Civilization*3
Semester 8
MAJOR AREAIL 375 - Book Illustration II1.5
IL 483 - Color Rendering in Advanced Media II1.5
IL 492 - Mentor/Specialization Projects II3
RELATED AREABE 402 - The Business of Illustration1
CD 222 - Digital Layout II2
ELECTIVEchoice - General Elective1.5-3
GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORYchoice - see Liberal Arts Elective**3
choice - see Other World Civilizations* G93
 Total Credits: 66-67.5

*Fall 2014 Requirements:  See below.

American History: 3 credits
CHOICE of EN 271 272 , or 335 , or LA 221 , or any other non-HA course that meets the General Education American History requirement (G10).

Foreign Language:
The General Education Foreign Language requirement (G8) has been waived for the Illustration major.

History of Art and Civilization: 3 credits
CHOICE of any HA course.

Other World Civilizations: 3 credits
CHOICE of any non-HA course that meets the General Education Other World Civilizations requirement (G9).

Writing Elective: 3 credits
CHOICE of EN 266 322 361 362 363 , or 364 .

**Liberal Arts Elective: 3 credits
These liberal arts credits must be in non-HA courses.

***Meets NASAD Art/Design History Requirements.