Above photos: 2014 Thom Carroll Photography

Are you committed to telling a visual story that can move people through sharing ideas, conveying messages, or interpreting emotions?  The Illustration major is dedicated to the ideal that an illustrator is first and foremost a knowledgeable and skilled artist/designer. Our renowned faculty encourage the development of a creative imagination and a personal style, while promoting the exploration of historic and contemporary illustration processes and practices. This approach prepares students for the challenging world of illustrative art and design. Professional business practices and presentation skills are emphasized to prepare students to enter professional careers.  Read more about the major...

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A 2015 external review revealed:

  • Moore's Illustration program is well rounded and unusually successful at preparing students to advance in their careers.  The standards are high.
  • The instruction at Moore encourages experimentation in multiple media and between various disciplines. 
  • Business practices are embedded throughout the curriculum and Moore’s very impressive internship program provides students with a competitive advantage over other colleges.
  • The faculty is talented and successful in their professional work. Students are appreciative and feel the faculty has their best interest in mind.
  • The computer labs and Moore’s reference library are excellent.


  • 93% of 2014 Illustration graduates are employed, 93%with organizations in their field of study.  For more details visit the Locks Career Center page
  • Michelle Lockamy, a senior Illustration major, won the Illustrators of the Future Grand Prize award winner in L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contest. The international contest is designed for new and amateur sci-fi and fantasy artists to be published for the first time and launch their professional careers.
  • Two illustrations - "Monday" and "Tuesday" - by Linus Curci ’14, Illustration, were selected by the jury for the Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition 2015 Exhibition
  • Fashion Illustration alumna Renee Reeser Zelnick '89 designed a custom car for Carson Daly on NBC's the VOICE and designed a print comp that was used for the ad campaign for The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
  • Moore faculty member Stephen Layne  Designs Joe Frazier Statue in Philadelphia on This Week's Story.
  • Kristen Birdsey '12 has recently completed a project for the Hopewell Valley Arts Council to create a life size fiberglass oxen for their township-wide Stampede project. Her ox entitled "Iron Oxide" won one of four Hopewell Valley Arts Council awards and was selected to be auctioned off at the Grounds for Sculpture Stampede Gala in January.
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Sara Lenton Cornelius
Sara Lenton '11 prefers “cake over steak.”   That’s the name of the illustrated food blog the Moore alum has created reflecting her (mostly) sweet tooth and foodie philosophy. Lenton, a 2011 graduate with an...
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Renee Zelnick
Renee Reeser Zelnick ’89 considers herself to be a “modern Renaissance woman.” On any given week as a freelance illustrator and storyboard artist in Southern California, she works on a variety of projects, from...