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Academic Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Illustration


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The illustration program teaches students how to create pictorial interpretations of ideas or narratives for reproduction in print, electronic, and time-based media. Students research and develop ideas, characters, stories, and settings.

As a result of the program’s emphasis on drawing from observation, students learn to render images in a range of media and acquire skills in developing a variety of visual concepts. They also learn to use electronic media to explore compositional elements of time, movement, and sound.

Coursework culminates in a degree project consisting of a body of images revealing the student’s emerging style and personal point of view. Graduating seniors exhibit their project work and present their portfolio to invited professionals from publishing, editorial, advertising, institutional, and corporate markets.

All faculty members either work as freelance illustrators or run their own illustration businesses.

Illustration Faculty

Scott Bakal, Associate Professor
BFA, School of the Visual Arts
MFA, University of Hartford
MA, Syracuse University

Suzanne Barnes, Professor
BFA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts
MFA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts

Linda Bourke, Professor
BFA, Massachusetts College of Art
MFA, Syracuse University

Irena Roman, Professor
BFA, Massachusetts College of Art
MFA, Syracuse University

Jesse Thompson, Assistant Professor
BFA, The College of New Jersey
MFA, Rhode Island School of Design

Wojciech Wolynski, Professor
MFA, State Academy of Fine Art - Poznan, Poland

Malgorzata Zurakowska, Associate Professor
MFA, Academy of Fine Arts - Cracow, Poland

Visiting Lecturers

Ric Allendorf

Nick Edlund

Abraham Evensen Tena

Alex Gerasev

Chris Goodwin

Lisa Kennedy

Robert Maloney

Nancy McCarthy

Nicholas McNally

Paul Olson

Anthony Palocci

Mark Reusch

John Roman

James Weinberg

Robin Wiseman

Katia Wish

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