Illustration for Publication
This course will focus on applications of digital and tactile processes, materials, and techniques from concept development through final reproduction. Offered fall.
This course will prepare illustration students to become working professionals within the marketing communications community. It will motivate the student’s visual awareness, teaching the student to conceptualize, design and execute on a professional level. Students learn to produce quality illustrations and to be responsible for the conceptual aspects of a project whenever necessary. This course encourages students to develop a confident knowledge of design in illustration, the thinking process, and production techniques necessary to compete in the field of applied arts. Prerequisite: ILL 263 Fundamentals of Illustration. Offered spring.
Illustration: Advanced Illustration Studio Projects
Students are required to begin thinking of their upcoming BFA thesis project over the summer. On the first day of class students will be expected to present their thesisÕ central idea and have first iterations for visual expression of that idea. The beginning of the thesis project consists of research, discussion and tightening up of the central idea. Offered fall.
Illustration: BFA Preparation
Course No. ILL 463A Credits: 3.0
Faculty Suzanne McGinness
An independently initiated illustration thesis project is defined in a statement detailing the nature and purpose of the project, medium, and procedural timetable. A year-long project is created displaying technical competence, solution-based ideas, responsibility to professional standards, self-reliance, determination and perseverance learned throughout a student’s years of education. Offered fall.
Illustration: BFA Thesis and Exhibition
Students will develop saleable skills and perform in a professional manner, demonstrating good attitude and work habits. The artwork produced for the BFA Thesis Exhibition emphasizes clarity of concepts, professional responsibilities and developmental procedures necessary to work in the field. Offered spring.
Illustration: Final Project: Illustration Portfolio
The illustration department emphasizes the understanding of contemporary themes and concepts as a basis for nurturing the student’s ability to translate this acquired thematic vocabulary into inventive visual solutions. The main objective is to motivate students’ visual awareness to a professional level to meet marketplace needs. Offered spring.
Course No. ILL 399-499 Credits: 0.0
Elective credit can be given on a case-by- case basis for an internship developed by student through the career services office, with advance permission of instructor and head of department.
Image, Narrative, and Sequence
The concentration of this course is an intensive study on discussion and research of the aesthetics, techniques and problems of pre-production for digital media visual storytelling, for both linear and non-linear output. We will investigate ways in which to use more than characters to define mood and forward the narrative. We will focus on how elements such as subject/object positioning, background, props, timing, audio, camera angles, lighting, graphic design, composition of frames, and using suitable text enhance the communication of your ideas. We will hold regular presentations and critiques analyzing your composition of all visual and audio elements in progress and discuss methods in which to enhance everything to work together to tell a more complete, fully realized narrative. Emphasizing the importance of interdisciplinary experimentation, students are encouraged to pursue personal and independent expression while giving full attention to researching and developing original concepts. Offered fall and spring.
Illustration students in Adjunct Professor Bradley Ricca's Graphic Narratives class wowed the crowd at the fifth annual Genghis Con Comics and Arts Festival.
Assistant Professor/Chair of Illustration
After graduating with a BFA degree from the Cleveland Institute of Art, James Groman was hired by American Gre...more
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