Illustration Minor

The illustration minor develops students in the art of visual and conceptual storytelling in a variety of artistic mediums, preparing them to pursue a career as a professional illustrator.

Lower Division Requirements

This course functions as the introductory drawing course for Art Majors and Minors. In it, the perceptual and technical skills, and the basic media of drawing are introduced and exercised. Drawing as an historic art form is studied and used to develop a sophisticated awareness of its current expressive potential. Credit cannot be earned for ART 204 and ART 208. (4 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ART208-B
Simcoe, Duncan L.
01/08/2024 TTh 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Adams Business Park A22
ART208-A
Simcoe, Duncan L.
01/08/2024 MW 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Adams Business Park A22

This course builds a working knowledge of the historical and contemporary illustrators and various styles and approaches to the craft. Projects will build important skills in drawing painting, color theory, storytelling and typography. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ILL210-A
Ward, Nancy G.
01/08/2024 M 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM The Village at CBU ART2
ILL210-A
Ward, Nancy G.
01/13/2025 M 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM The Village at CBU ART2

This course will introduce digital painting methods including conceptualizing, composing, refining and evaluating digital illustration. Additionally, the course will introduce digital illustration workflows and software applications for composition, color, contrast and value as a means to broaden skill sets in storytelling. Prerequisite: DES 101. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ILL250-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 M 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex 348

Upper Division Requirements

This course is dedicated to developing facility at rendering the human form in a variety of dry media. The context for this is drawing from live models (clothed), augmented with anatomical drawing exercises. It will also introduce students to the metaphorical and expressive possibilities of the human form. Prerequisite: ART 204 or 208. (4 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ART305-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 TTh 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Adams Business Park A22
ART305-A
09/03/2024 MW 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Adams Business Park A22

This course will build a working knowledge of ideation, story building, technique and experimentation with media. Projects will build important art execution skills, as well as technical knowledge in the publishing industry. Prerequisites: ILL 210 and 350. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ILL310-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 W 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex 348

This course is an advanced digital painting methods course that moves beyond basic digital workflows and software into advanced digital illustration techniques for composition, color, contrast, and value as a means to effective storytelling. Prerequisite: GDM 235 or ILL 250. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ILL350-A
Gomez Jimenez, Renso
01/08/2024 M 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM James Complex 348
ILL350-A
Gomez Jimenez, Renso
01/13/2025 F 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex 348

This studio-based course is expected to be the culmination and synthesis of skills acquired in prior courses leading to the development of an refined illustration style development through the completion of multiple advanced illustration portfolio projects. Prerequisite: ILL 310. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ILL410-A
Ward, Nancy G.
01/08/2024 W 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM The Village at CBU ART2
ILL410-A
Ward, Nancy G.
01/13/2025 W 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM The Village at CBU ART2