Certificate in Scientific Illustration {21-22}

Certificate in Scientific Illustration

The Certificate in Scientific Illustration is an interdisciplinary set of courses focusing on illustration in the biosciences. Students interested in continuing on to graduate work in medical or scientific illustration should work closely with the Certificate Program Coordinator. Seeking admission to the certificate in the sophomore year is recommended.

Admission Requirements

Students seeking this certificate must demonstrate basic drawing 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

  • Focused development of perceptional drawing skills and technical abilities necessary for realistically rendering plant and animal forms
  • Understanding of relationships between form and function of organisms as well as relationships of organisms to their environments
  • Development of interdisciplinary knowledge bridging science and illustration

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

Core Requirements ( 16 credits )

ART 203L Introduction to Illustration (4)
ART 203H Introduction to Figure Drawing (4)
ART 303H Scientific Illustration (4)
BIOL 115 Organismal Biology (4)

Restricted Electives ( 11-13 credits )

Restricted Electives (11-13 credits)

ART 400L Individualized Studies in Illustration (2) OR
ART 400H Individualized Studies in Figure Drawing (2)
CHEM 150/CHEM 150L General Chemistry I and Lab (4)
CHEM 210/CHEM 210L General Chemistry II and Lab (4)
BIOL 111/BIOL 111L Cell Biology and Lab (4)
BIOL 305 General Botany (4)
BIOL 321 Invertebrate Zoology (3)
BIOL 322 Vertebrate Zoology (4)
BIOL 323 Human Anatomy (4)
BIOL 326 Minnesota Plant Identification (4)
BIOL 347 Plant Physiology (4)
BIOL 349 Human Physiology (4)