Illustration Certificate | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Illustration Certificate

Learn the essentials of an illustration practice through topics such as creating visual imagery based on text; moving from rough imagery to finished visuals; digital and analog illustration techniques; and insights into the illustration trade and professional opportunities.

Total cost: Variable depending on coursework; approximately $1230 noncredit, $5120 for credit.

Student sits at a table and draws in a sketchbook.

STUDENTS WILL:

  • Develop and sharpen their technical and conceptual illustration skills.
  • Explore traditional and nontraditional illustration forms.
  • Learn to clearly communicate and tell stories through visual imagery.
  • Understand the illustration trade and professional skills required. 

 

COURSES

For the Illustration Foundations certificate, take three courses in the Illustration topic area. Two of the courses must meet for a minimum of 5 weeks or longer. Select classes apply to the certificate. 

Recommended classes:

  • Illustration Essentials (5 weeks) online
  • Motion Illustration 1 (5 weeks) online
  • Motion Illustration 2 (5 weeks) online
  • Editorial Illustration (10 weeks) on campus
  • Digital Illustration (10 weeks) on campus/online