Illustrators create work that is consumed, enjoyed and valued by society and reflect current cultural events and more.

MICA's Illustration majors explore a variety of traditional and digital approaches to illustration fostering technical proficiency along with imaginative problem solving and entrepreneurial thinking.

Program Overview

Tracks in sequential art and preproduction offer focused study for students interested in the comics, graphic novel, video game, and film industries. Interdisciplinary options for specialized study include studio concentrations in book arts, animation, graphic design, and printmaking.

Sophomore Year

A variety of approaches in the use of materials, styles, and markets are explored in the sophomore year in the courses Sophomore Illustration I and II. In addition, two electives in illustration offer an opportunity to further define technical skills and explore possibilities within the major.

Junior Year

Confronting the challenges of problem-solving, collaboration, and development of ideas with insight and originality are addressed in the junior year in their Junior Illustration I and II classes. Students further identify their strengths and personalize their coursework through a variety of electives in the department.

Senior Year

Seniors are mentored in two semesters of portfolio building work in Senior Illustration I and II to prepare a solid body of work in order to become professional illustrators. Professional Development for Illustrators includes portfolio preparation, business practice, intellectual property, and copyright issues.

 

Illustration by Kaitlin Brasfield
illustration by Michelle Bozenda
illustration by Jayne Xiong
Cat Illustration by JaHyun Ashley Lim
Illustration by Kaitlin Brasfield

Out of the Stump Rot

Illustration B.F.A.

Artist
Kaitlin Brasfield
Date
2017
Credit

Joseph Hyde

illustration by Michelle Bozenda

Marine Key

Illustration B.F.A.

Artist
Michelle Bozenda
Date
2017
Credit

Joseph Hyde

illustration by Jayne Xiong

Break

Illustration B.F.A.

Artist
Jayne Xiong
Date
2017
Credit

Joseph Hyde

Cat Illustration by JaHyun Ashley Lim

Kafka on the Shore

Illustration B.F.A.

Artist
JaHyun Ashley Lim
Date
2016
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Dolphine Press & Print

Create & Collaborate

Dolphin Press & Print, which offers students the opportunity to work in collaboration with established artists, writers and printers, is closely tied to the Printmaking and Illustration departments. The Press was designed to promote collaboration in order to produce limited-edition letterpress books and broadsides. Throughout its history, the Press has produced more than 40 such projects in addition to in-house posters and announcements.