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

  • 2D Design
  • 3D Design
  • Foundation Drawing I
  • Drawing for Visual Communication OR Creative Design
  • Visual Thinking
  • Color Theory
  • Introduction to Illustration
  • Writing Workshop I & II
  • Art History I & II

  • Life Drawing Structures
  • Life Drawing Form
  • Illustration Fundamentals
  • Illustration Practice
  • Pictorial Fundamentals I & II
  • Digital Image Making
  • Modern Art History Course
  • Non-Western Art History
  • Gender, Race, Class & Power

  • Illustration Junior Studio I & II
  • Life Drawing Value
  • Life Drawing Color
  • Typography I
  • Digital Painting for Illustrators
  • Professional Development I
  • Creative & Critical Studies 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.

Close up shot of a student's digital artwork on a tablet

Blend techniques & media

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

Illustration professor Rich Harrington sitting in a studio

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.