2015-2016 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Jul 15, 2018  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Illustration, BFA

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Martha Blake, Department of Art
102 Shaffer Art Building, 315-443-4613, mablake@syr.edu


Martha Blake, Yvonne Buchanan, Robert Dacey, James Ransome, John Thompson

Program Description

Using visual symbols and imagination, illustrators stimulate curiosity and interest, tell stories, illuminate, and motivate. Therefore, students in the illustration program must be able to draw and to communicate exceptionally well with visual images.

The curriculum, which leads to a B.F.A. degree, is centered on a series of studio courses covering figure drawing, drawing for reproduction, illustration concepts, and the history and development of illustration. At the same time, students embark on individual research projects in specialized areas of illustration. The program balances imagination and individual expression with the continuous development of skills in drawing, painting, digital media, and design as they apply to the communication arts. The program in illustration requires 126 credits.

Program Requirements

Art History Requirements: 15 credits

Academic Electives: 18 credits

Studio Electives: 24 credits

Free Electives: 9 credits

Total Credits Required: 126

Degree Awarded: BFA in Illustration

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