Certificate in Book Illustration {19-20}

Certificate in Book Illustration

The Certificate in Book Illustration is an interdisciplinary set of courses designed to prepare students for illustrating, writing, and publishing books.

Admission Requirements

Students seeking this certificate must demonstrate basic drawing and foundation design competencies through a portfolio review with the program coordinator or by completing ART 101, ART 102 and ART 125 with a C- or better.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Gain an understanding of the integration of visual images, content, and layout of textual narratives.
  • Develop illustration skills across a range of media.
  • Exposure to multi-cultural approaches to visual and written narratives.

Program Delivery Mode
Land plus: face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required

Core Requirements ( 18 credits )

ART 203L Introduction to Illustration (4)
ART 203C Introduction to Painting (4) or ART 203D Introduction to Printmaking (4)
ART 305H Sequential Art (4)
ENGL 288 Introduction to Creative Writing (3)
ENGL 388 Creative Writing (3) or ENGL 423 Writing for Children (3)

Restricted Electives ( 6-8 credits )

6 to 8 credits of restricted electives from the list below:

ART 203N Introduction to Papermaking (4)
ART 305L Digital Illustration (4)
ENGL 402 Introduction to Publishing (3)
ENGL 325 Literature for Young Readers (3)
ENGL 352 Native American Literature (3)
ENGL 356 African American Literature (3)
ENGL 388 Creative Writing (3) or ENGL 423 Writing for Children (3)
*Upper Level Art History course can be taken when topic is appropriate