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Academic Catalog 2017-2018
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  Dec 16, 2017
Academic Catalog 2017-2018

CDIL334 Professional Illustration 3cr

Boston is a city rich in diversity as well as
being home to over 100 non-profit organizations
that serve the community at large.

The Professional Illustration for the Community
course aims to provide students with an
opportunity to partner with a variety of area
non-profit organizations, creating illustrated
projects specific to their needs.

Similar in structure to the very popular
Professional Freelance Studio class, assignments
produced in Professional Illustration for the
Community would however have one major
difference: intent.
This course will make students aware of the fact
that illustration need not be limited to the
commercial realm and that their artistic
contribution can lead to greater understanding of
themselves, the community and beyond.

Organizations such as Eagle Eye Institute
(empowering urban people from low-income
communities, especially youth of color, to play
an active role in caring for our environment),
The Bay State Reading Institute (ensuring that
every child leaving elementary school a
proficient reader) and The Boston Tree Party (an
urban agricultural and participatory art
project), would be invited to collaborate with the class.

Prerequisites: CDIL-215

Undergraduate Elective