Above photos by Academic Image &: 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...

2014 Student Interview // Rebecca Kuemmerle

News & Highlights

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.


  • 91% of 2016 Illustration graduates are employed or graduate school, 86% with businesses in their field of study! For more details visit the Locks Career Center page
  • Richard Harrington, associate professor of Illustration, exhibited work in a joint show with alumna Gail Bracegirdle, On The Road, at Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville, NJ. On The Road refers to works by each artist inspired by recent road trips through Australia and along old Route 66 in the USA.
  • 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.


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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...