Our multi-track curriculum prepares students to blend creative excellence with business acumen to develop an understanding of illustration’s impact on contemporary culture.

Entertainment Arts Track

TERM 1
Writing Studio OR Writing Studio: Intensive 3
Illustration Now! 0
Perspective 3
Head & Hands 3
Composition & Drawing 3
Design 1 3
TERM 2
Critical Practice 1 3
Viscom Fundamentals 1 3
Composition & Painting 3
Digital Life OR Digital Illustration OR Digital Painting (Photoshop) 3
Design 2: Structure & Color 3
TERM 3
Intro to Modernism 3
Creative Perspective 3
Drawing for Illustration OR Analytical Figure Drawing OR Inventive Drawing OR Inventive Costume ORDynamic Sketching for Illustration OR Imaginatomy 3
Materials of Art & Design            3
TERM 4
Advanced Critical Practice 3
Sketching for Illustration 3
Sketching for Entertainment 3
Image & Idea 3
Drawing for Illustration OR Analytical Figure Drawing OR Inventive Drawing OR Inventive Costume ORDynamic Sketching for Illustration OR Imaginatomy 3
TERM 5
Graphic Design History 1 OR History of Art 1 OR History of Art 2 OR History of Art 3 OR History of Illustration 3
5th Term Review 0
Graphic Design for Entertainment Arts OR Digital Landscape 3
Visual Development 3
Color and Story 3
TERM 6
Storyboarding 3
Style Development OR Historical Env Matte Painting 3
Background Painting/Animated Film 3
TERM 7
Inventive Character OR Introduction to Matte Painting 3
TERM 8
Business 101 3
Portfolio Design Lab 3
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Studio Electives 6
Humanities & Sciences electives:
Humanities 9
Social Sciences 3
Science & Technology 9
Business & Professional Practice 6
TOTAL
Total Required Units 120

Fine Arts Painting Track

TERM 1
Writing Studio OR Writing Studio: Intensive 3
Illustration Now! 0
Perspective 3
Head & Hands 3
Composition & Drawing 3
Design 1 3
TERM 2
Critical Practice 1 3
Drawing Concepts 1 3
Composition & Painting 3
Media Experimentation 3
Design 2: Structure & Color 3
TERM 3
Advanced Critical Practice 3
History of Art 1 OR History of Art 2 3
Painting 1 3
Drawing for Illustration OR Analytical Figure Drawing            3
Materials of Art & Design            3
TERM 4
Intro to Modernism 3
Intro to Printmaking 3
Sketching for Illustration OR Portraiture 3
Image & Idea OR Re-Thinking Art OR Studio Practice 3
Color Theory 3
TERM 5
Defining Your Work 3
5th Term Review 0
Painting Projects 3
TERM 6
Advanced Portraiture OR Sculpture 1 OR Installation 1 OR Video 1 3
TERM 7
History of Art 3 3
Studio Visits 3
TERM 8
Professional Practices for Artists OR Business 101 3
Portfolio Design Lab 3
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Studio Electives 15
Humanities & Sciences electives:
Humanities 6
Social Sciences 3
Science & Technology 9
Business & Professional Practice 6
TOTAL
Total Required Units 120

Illustration Design Track

TERM 1
Writing Studio OR Writing Studio: Intensive 3
Illustration Now! 0
Perspective 3
Head & Hands 3
Composition & Drawing 3
Design 1 3
TERM 2
Critical Practice 1 3
Drawing Concepts 1 3
Composition & Painting 3
Digital Illustration 3
Design 2: Structure & Color 3
TERM 3
Intro to Modernism 3
Drawing Projects 3
Drawing for Illustration 3
Materials of Art & Design            3
Expressive Type OR Type 1: Letterforms            3
TERM 4
History of Illustration OR History of Art 1 OR History of Art 2 OR History of Art 3 ORGraphic Design History 1 3
Sketching for Illustration 3
Image & Idea 3
Illustrative Storytelling 3
Color Theory 3
TERM 5
Advanced Critical Practice 3
Intro to Printmaking OR Printmaking 3
Illustration Design OR Typography 2: Structure ORPortraiture OR Nude Body 3
Illustration Design Lab 3
5th Term Review 0
TERM 6
Illustration for Publishing OR Typography 3: Context OR Children’s Book Illustration 3
TERM 7
Notorious OR Advanced Portraiture 3
TERM 8
Business 101 3
Portfolio Design Lab 3
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Studio Electives 9
Humanities & Sciences electives:
Humanities 9
Social Sciences 3
Science & Technology 9
Business & Professional Practice 6
TOTAL
Total Required Units 120

Motion Track

TERM 1
Writing Studio OR Writing Studio: Intensive 3
Illustration Now! 0
Perspective 3
Head & Hands 3
Composition & Drawing 3
Design 1 3
TERM 2
Critical Practice 1 3
Drawing Concepts 1 3
Composition & Painting 3
Digital Illustration OR Digital Painting OR Digital Life 3
Design 2: Structure & Color 3
TERM 3
Intro to Modernism 3
Motion Design 1 3
Storyboarding 1: Design and Sequencing 3
Drawing for Illustration            3
Expressive Type 3 OR Type 1: Letterforms            3
TERM 4
History of Illustration OR History of Art 1 OR History of Art 2 OR History of Art 3 ORGraphic Design History 1 3
Typography 2: Structure 3
Sketching for Illustration 3
3D Motion Graphics 3
Storyboarding 2: Live Action 3
TERM 5
Advanced Critical Practice 3
Image and Idea 3
Motion Design 2 3
5th Term Review 0
TERM 6
Typography 3: Context OR Communications Design 1: Primer 3
Advanced 3D Motion Graphics 3
Storyboarding 3: Adv Design & Sequencing 3
TERM 7
Studio OR H&S Electives 3
TERM 8
Business 101 3
Portfolio Design Lab 3
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Studio Electives 9
Humanities & Sciences electives:
Humanities 9
Social Sciences 3
Science & Technology 9
Business & Professional Practice 6
TOTAL
Total Required Units 120

Surface Track

TERM 1
Writing Studio OR Writing Studio: Intensive 3
Illustration Now! 0
Perspective 3
Head & Hands 3
Composition & Drawing 3
Design 1 3
TERM 2
Critical Practice 1 3
Composition & Painting 3
Craft Technique Surface Design 3
Design 2: Structure & Color 3
Materials of Art and Design 3
TERM 3
Intro to Modernism 3
Drawing for Illustration 3
Intro to Textile/Surface Design 3
Pattern and Style for Surface Design            3
Expressive Type 3 OR Writing Studio: Intensive            3
TERM 4
Advanced Critical Practice 3
Surface Design 1 3
Image & Idea 3
Color Collections for Surface Design 3
Surface Design Lab 3
TERM 5
History of Illustration OR History of Art 1 OR History of Art 2 OR History of Art 3 ORGraphic Design History 1 3
Intro to Printmaking 3
5th Term Review 0
Illustration for License 3
Advanced Surface Design Digital Print 3
Sewing Lab 3
TERM 6
Fashion Drawing 1 OR Illustration Internship OR PENSOLE Footwear Design Program ORLondon Ancient/Modern 3
Experimental Collection Strategies for Surface Design 3
Product Design 4 3
TERM 7
Business 101 3
Art Direction for Surface Design 3
TERM 8
Portfolio Design Lab 3
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: HUMANITIES & SCIENCES ELECTIVES
Humanities 9
Social Sciences 3
Science & Technology 9
Business & Professional Practice 6
TOTAL
Total Required Units 120

Designmatters Minor

TERM 1
Writing Studio (102) OR Writing Studio: Intensive (101) 3
Illustration Now! 0
Perspective 3
Head & Hands 3
Composition & Drawing 3
Design 1 3
TERM 2
Art of Research (100) OR Art of Research 101 3
Composition & Painting 3
Digital Illustration OR Digital Painting OR Digital Life 3
Design 2: St Digital Life 3
Expressive Type 3
TERM 3
Critical Practice 3
Drawing Projects 3
Drawing for Illustration OR Motion Design 1 3
Materials of Art & Design OR Storyboarding 1: Design and Sequencing 3
Expressive Type OR Typography 2: Structure 3
TERM 4
Intro to Modernism 3
Typography 2: Structure OR Typography 3: Context 3
Illustrated Storytelling OR Sewing Lab OR Portraiture 3
Smart Image/Social Impact (DM) 3
Color Theory OR Color Trend for Surface Design 3
TERM 5
Humanities Elective (HCRT, HHIS, HNAR, HWRI) 3
History of Illustration OR History of Art 1 OR History of Art 2 OR History of Art 3 OR Graphic Design History 1 3
Intro to Printmaking OR Printmaking OR Motion Design 2 3
Illustration Design Lab 3
Data Visualization for Illustrators (DM) OR Toy Design OR Typography 4: Motion OR Type 5: Motion 3
5th Term Review 0
TERM 6
Advanced Critical Practice 3
Social Sciences Elective (HSOC) 3
Illustration for Publishing OR Children’s Book Illustration 3
Creative Strategies OR Illustrated Journalism (DM) OR Op Ed Illustration OR 3D Motion Graphics 3
Transdisciplinary Studio (DM) 3
TERM 7
Business & Prof Practice Elective (HBUS, HENT, HPRO) 3
Science & Technology Elective (HSCI) 3
H&S Electives (HBUS, HCRT, HENT, HHIS, HNAR, HPRO, HSCI, HSOC, or HWRI) 3
TDS-365 Type & Authorship OR Adv Product Design 6 OR Social Practice 1 OR Advanced Cinematic Motion 3
Transciplinary Studio (DM) 3
TERM 8
H&S Electives (HBUS, HCRT, HENT, HHIS, HNAR, HPRO, HSCI, HSOC, or HWRI) 9
Business 101 OR Designing Social Enterprise 3
Portfolio Design Lab 3
TOTAL
Total Required Units 120