The Illustration BFA program at Northern Illinois University provides a broad background in a variety of fine arts and design techniques encompassing artistic study in both traditional and digital media for the creation of art to communicate. The Illustration area of study demands the development of exceptional proficiency in drawing and conceptual thinking skills while emphasizing problem solving in the communication of a message, narrative or point of view. Illustration students’ individual goals and diverse career objectives may lead to intensified work intended for print, electronic media, and/or multimedia environments.

Faculty members in the illustration area of study are accomplished artists who are professionally productive in illustration, painting, and scientific/medical illustration.




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