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Course Description

This course continues students’ exploration of illustration by simulating the experience of a professional freelance illustrator working with clients. Through a wide variety of progressive real-world assignments in such areas as editorial, book, institutional, and children’s illustration, students will learn how to analyze an assignment, create concept sketches, and produce finished art.

Students can use the media of their choice, including traditional hand-drawn, digital, or a combination, for class assignments and projects. Each class will consist of the presentation of a topic, samples of artful illustration, and critiques of assignments. This seminar-style course utilizes group participation and accommodates individual needs and requests. Level: intermediate to advanced. Prerequisites: an introductory illustration course or equivalent.

Please note: During this period of remote learning, access to a computer or other digital device is essential for attending lectures, demonstrations and critiques.  Students who are taking courses in digital media must have access to a computer, and will be asked to purchase a student license to the Adobe Suite.  Tufts is making these licenses available at a greatly reduced price.  Adobe software is not only essential for your courses, but is essential to almost any design or illustration practice. By purchasing this software, you will be able to access it on your own computer at your convenience.  Instructions on purchasing and downloading the software will be sent to you before classes begin.

Intermediate to Advanced