Traditional drawing and painting combined with state-of-the-art digital technology. As an Illustration student at Moore, you’ll have countless means, encouragement and opportunities to develop your personal style and the skills necessary to launch a rewarding career. 

“My skills have become way more refined. The introduction of deadlines and teachers being our ‘clients’ pushed my time management skills and effort to another level. Illustration is all about mileage and practice, and I think Moore allowed me the time and space to take what was a passion and turn it into a serious profession.”

Kaila Jansen '21


Illustration Core Curriculum

  • Foundation Design I & II
  • Foundation Drawing I & II
  • Visual Thinking
  • Color Theory
  • Introduction to Illustration
  • Writing Workshop I & II
  • Art History I & II

  • Illustration Concepts and Practices I & II
  • Life Drawing for Illustrators I & II
  • Pictorial Fundamentals I & II
  • Digital Image Making
  • Modern & Contemporary Art History Course
  • Non-Western Art History
  • Interpreting History
  • Cultural Collisions and Transformations

  • Junior Studio 
  • Life Drawing for Illustrators III & IV
  • Typography I
  • Digital Painting for Illustrators
  • Professional Development I
  • Liberal Arts Electives
  • Studio Electives

  • Senior Studio
  • Senior Thesis
  • Business for Illustration
  • Professional Development II (Internship)
  • Liberal Arts Electives
  • Open Electives 

More Perks & Opportunities

Inspiration everywhere

Field trips, including to the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators in New York City.

Blend techniques & media

Traditional drawing and painting combined with state-of-the-art digital technology.

Learn from the best

Visits with highly regarded art directors, artists representatives and guest illustrators.

Take the next steps!

We're looking forward to meeting you and telling you more about the undergraduate Illustration program at Moore.