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Stephanie Czapla ’17, Artist and Activist


Are you committed to telling a visual story that can share ideas, convey messages or interpret emotions? The Illustration major is dedicated to the ideal that an illustrator is first and foremost a knowledgeable and skilled artist/designer. You’ll be encouraged to develop a creative imagination and a personal style while promoting the exploration of historic and contemporary illustration processes and practices. Professional business practices and presentation skills are emphasized to prepare students for entering their careers. 

OPPORTUNITIES OFFERED WITH THIS MAJOR

  • Field trips, including to the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators in New York City
  • Traditional drawing and painting combined with state-of-the-art digital technology
  • Visits with highly regarded art directors, artists representatives and guest illustrators, such as The New Yorker’s Roz Chast

 

“Every teacher has given me the constructive criticism that I needed to become a better artist – not just a better artist, but a better person, a better professional.  Because at the end of the day, I’m going to leave here with a job and I need to present myself well.”

— STEPHANIE CZAPLA ’17, ILLUSTRATION, DOUBLE MINOR IN BUSINESS & GRAPHIC DESIGN