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MCAD's illustration major creates makers, thinkers, designers, and artists.

These students are passionate about sketchbooks and painting as well as fluent in current technology. Traditional media, digital knowledge, and conceptual thinking are the building blocks of the illustration experience at MCAD.

From your first compositions and critiques to real-world work experiences, the BFA curriculum is a systematic process that transforms you from an MCAD student into a creative professional.

Year One: MCAD Community

  • Develop your place in the MCAD community through classes, critiques, student activities, and more
  • Explore your major options
  • Take foundation classes
    • Studio: technical skills and work ethic
    • Liberal arts: art history and vocabulary

Year Two: Focusing Interests

  • Declare illustration as your major
  • Build concentrated illustration skills, both conceptual and technical

Year Three: The Community of Practice

Year Four: The Professional World

  • Deepen your investigation of and commitment to your body of work
  • Participate in the Emerging Talent Showcase and share your work with potential employers
  • Develop and complete a semester-long project to culminate in the Commencement Exhibition

 

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Total Credits: 
120