Course of Study

Our multi-track curriculum prepares students to blend creative excellence with business acumen to develop an understanding of illustration’s impact on contemporary culture.

Curriculum is subject to change.

For students entering Fall 2021, Spring 2022 and Summer 2022

Illustration Design Track

TERM 1
Writing Studio OR Writing Studio: Intensive 3
Illustration Now! 0
Perspective 3
Head and Hands 3
Composition and Drawing 3
Design 1 3
TERM 2
Drawing Concepts 1 3
Composition and Painting 3
Digital Illustration 3
Design 2: Structure and Color 3
TERM 3
Intro to Modernism 3
Drawing for Illustration 3
Type 1: Foundation 3
Materials of Art and Design 3
TERM 4
History of Art 1 OR History of Art 2 OR History of Art 3 OR Graphic Design History 1 OR History and Theory of Media and Technology OR History of Illustration 3
Sketching for Illustration 3
Drawing Projects 3
Image and Idea 3
4th Term Review 0
Color Theory 3
TERM 5
Intro to Printmaking OR Printmaking 3
Illustration Design OR Type 2: Structure OR Portraiture OR Nude Body 3
Illustration Design Lab 3
Illustrative Storytelling OR RE-Presentation: Narrative and Bodies 3
TERM 6
Illustration Strategies 3
Illustration for Publishing OR Type 3: Context OR Children’s Book Illustration 3
TERM 7
Notorious OR Application Studio 3
TERM 8
Business 101 OR Business and Professional Practice electives 3
Portfolio Design Lab 3
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Humanities and Sciences electives:
Humanities 3
Social Sciences 3
Science and Technology 3
Business and Professional Practice 3
Any of the above 21
Studio Electives 6
TOTAL
Total H&S Units 45
Total Studio Units 75
Total Required Units 120

Entertainment Arts Track

TERM 1
Writing Studio OR Writing Studio: Intensive 3
Illustration Now! 0
Perspective 3
Head and Hands 3
Composition and Drawing 3
Design 1 3
TERM 2
Viscom Fundamentals 1 3
Composition and Painting 3
Digital Life OR Photoshop Painting Fundamentals 3
Design 2: Structure and Color 3
TERM 3
Intro to Modernism 3
Analytical Figure Drawing 3
Intro to Maya and 3D Animation 3
Creative Perspective 3
Dynamic Sketching for Illustration 3
TERM 4
Sketching for Illustration 3
Sketching for Entertainment 3
Image and Idea 3
Inventive Drawing OR Inventive Costume 3
4th Term Review 0
TERM 5
Graphic Design History 1 OR History of Art 1 OR History of Art 2 OR History of Art 3 OR History of Illustration 3
Action Analysis 3
Character Design 1 3
Visual Development 3
Background Painting/Animated Films 3
TERM 6
Storyboarding for Animation 3
3D Layout OR Color and Story 3
Historical Environments: Matte Painting 3
TERM 7
Style 3
TERM 8
Business 101 OR Business and Professional Practice electives 3
Portfolio Design Lab Entertainment Arts 3
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Humanities and Sciences electives:
Humanities 3
Social Sciences 3
Science and Technology 3
Business and Professional Practice 3
Any of the above 21
Studio Electives 0
TOTAL
Total H&S Units 45
Total Studio Units 75
Total Required Units 120

Entertainment Arts Consumer Products Track

TERM 1
Writing Studio OR Writing Studio: Intensive 3
Illustration Now! 0
Perspective 3
Head and Hands 3
Composition and Drawing 3
Design 1 3
TERM 2
Viscom Fundamentals 1 3
Composition and Painting 3
Digital Life OR Photoshop Painting Fundamentals 3
Design 2: Structure and Color 3
TERM 3
Intro to Modernism 3
Analytical Figure Drawing 3
Creative Perspective 3
Drawing for Illustration 3
Dynamic Sketching for Illustration 3
TERM 4
Sketching for Illustration 3
Sketching for Entertainment 3
Image and Idea 3
Inventive Drawing OR Inventive Costume 3
4th Term Review 0
TERM 5
Graphic Design History 1 OR History of Art 1 OR History of Art 2 OR History of Art 3 OR History of Illustration 3
Intro to Maya and 3D Animation 3
Character Design 1 3
Graphic Design for Entertainment Arts 3
Visual Development 3
TERM 6
Color and Story 3
TERM 7
Style 3
TERM 8
Business 101 OR Business & Professional Practice electives 3
Portfolio Design Lab Entertainment Arts 3
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Humanities and Sciences electives:
Humanities 3
Social Sciences 3
Science and Technology 3
Business and Professional Practice 3
Any of the above 21
Studio Electives 6
TOTAL
Total H&S Units 45
Total Studio Units 75
Total Required Units 120

Fine Arts Painting Track

TERM 1
Writing Studio OR Writing Studio: Intensive 3
Illustration Now! 0
Perspective 3
Head and Hands 3
Composition and Drawing 3
Design 1 3
TERM 2
Drawing Concepts 1 3
Composition and Painting 3
Media Experimentation 3
Design 2: Structure and Color 3
TERM 3
History of Art 1 OR History of Art 2 3
Painting 1 3
Image and Idea 3
Materials of Art and Design 3
TERM 4
Intro to Modernism OR History course 3
Drawing Projects 3
Contemporary Painting Practices OR Portraiture OR Re-Thinking Art 3
4th Term Review 0
Color Theory 3
TERM 5
Studio Practice 3
Intro to Printmaking OR Printmaking 3
RE-Presentation: Narrative and Bodies 3
Painting Projects 3
TERM 6
Studio Electives 9
TERM 7
History of Art 3 3
Senior Projects 3
Studio Elective 3
TERM 8
Professional Practices for Artists OR Business 101 OR Business and Professional Practice electives 3
Portfolio Design Lab 3
Studio Elective 3
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Humanities and Sciences electives:
Humanities 3
Social Sciences 3
Science and Technology 3
Business and Professional Practice 3
Any of the above 18
Studio Electives 0
TOTAL
Total H&S Units 45
Total Studio Units 75
Total Required Units 120

Motion Track

TERM 1
Writing Studio OR Writing Studio: Intensive 3
Illustration Now! 0
Perspective 3
Head and Hands 3
Composition and Drawing 3
Design 1 3
TERM 2
Composition and Painting 3
Photoshop Painting Fundamentals 3
Drawing for Illustration 3
Design 2: Structure and Color 3
TERM 3
Intro to Modernism 3
Sketching for Illustration 3
Motion Design 1 3
RE-Presentation: Narrative and Bodies 3
Type 1: Foundation 3
TERM 4
History of Art 1 OR History of Art 2 OR History of Art 3 OR Graphic Design History 1 OR History of Illustration 3
3D Motion Graphics 3
Image and Idea 3
Sequential Design 1 3
4th Term Portfolio Review 0
Type 2: Structure 3
TERM 5
Type 3: Context 3
Drawing Projects OR Communication Design 2: Information & Context 3
Motion Design 2 3
Sequential Design 2 3
TERM 6
Communication Design 4: Identity Systems OR Composition Painting and Film OR Advanced Cinematic Motion 3
Sequential Design 3 3
TERM 7
Type 5 Motion OR Composition Painting and Film OR Advanced Cinematic Motion OR Sequential Design 3 OR Advanced Motion Studio 3
TERM 8
Business 101 OR Business and Professional Practice electives 3
Portfolio Design Lab OR Portfolio and Career Preparation 3
Advanced Motion Studio OR Type 5 Motion OR Digital Motion Compositing 3
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Humanities and Sciences electives:
Humanities 3
Social Sciences 3
Science and Technology 3
Business and Professional Practice 3
Any of the above 21
Studio Electives 0
TOTAL
Total H&S Units 45
Total Studio Units 75
Total Required Units 120

Surface Design Track

TERM 1
Writing Studio OR Writing Studio: Intensive 3
Illustration Now! 0
Perspective 3
Head and Hands 3
Composition and Drawing 3
Design 1 3
TERM 2
Composition and Painting 3
Craft Technique Surface Design OR Craft Workshop 3
Digital Illustration 3
Design 2: Structure and Color 3
TERM 3
Intro to Modernism 3
Drawing for Illustration 3
Intro to Textile/Surface Design 3
Color Trend for Surface Design 3
Materials of Art & Design 3
TERM 4
Image and Idea 3
Surface Design Lab 3
4th Term Review 0
Licensing 3
Expressive Type OR Type 1: Foundation 3
TERM 5
History of Art 1 OR History of Art 2 OR History of Art 3 OR Graphic Design History 1 OR History of Illustration 3
Intro to Printmaking OR Printmaking 3
Watercolor Concepts OR Gouache Techniques 3
Sewing Lab OR Sewing Lab X Surface: Collaboration 3
TERM 6
Topic Studios for Surface 3
RETHINK: Fashion Workshop OR Illustration Internship OR PENSOLE Footwear Design Program OR London Ancient/Modern OR Konstfack Study Away 3
Product Design 4 OR Textile Sponsored Project 3
TERM 7
Business 101 OR Business and Professional Practice electives 3
Makers Lab 3
Paperchase 3
TERM 8
Portfolio Design Lab OR Portfolio Design Lab Surface Projects 3
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Humanities and Sciences electives:
Humanities 3
Social Sciences 3
Science and Technology 3
Business and Professional Practice 3
Any of the above 21
Studio electives 0
TOTAL
Total H&S Units 45
Total Studio Units 75
Total Required Units 120

Designmatters Minor

TERM 1
Writing Studio (102) OR Writing Studio: Intensive (101) 3
Illustration Now! 0
Perspective 3
Head and Hands 3
Composition and Drawing 3
Design 1 3
TERM 2
Art of Research (100) OR Art of Research 101 3
Composition and Painting 3
Digital Illustration OR Digital Painting OR Digital Life 3
Design 2: St Digital Life 3
Expressive Type 3
TERM 3
Critical Practice 3
Drawing Projects 3
Drawing for Illustration OR Motion Design 1 3
Materials of Art and Design OR Storyboarding 1: Design and Sequencing 3
Expressive Type OR Typography 2: Structure 3
TERM 4
Intro to Modernism 3
Typography 2: Structure OR Typography 3: Context 3
Illustrated Storytelling OR Sewing Lab OR Portraiture 3
Smart Image/Social Impact (DM) 3
Color Theory OR Color Trend for Surface Design 3
TERM 5
Humanities Elective (HCRT, HHIS, HNAR, HWRI) 3
History of Illustration OR History of Art 1 OR History of Art 2 OR History of Art 3 OR Graphic Design History 1 3
Intro to Printmaking OR Printmaking OR Motion Design 2 3
Illustration Design Lab 3
Data Visualization for Illustrators (DM) OR Toy Design OR Typography 4: Motion OR Type 5: Motion 3
5th Term Review 0
TERM 6
Advanced Critical Practice 3
Social Sciences Elective (HSOC) 3
Illustration for Publishing OR Children’s Book Illustration 3
Creative Strategies OR Illustrated Journalism (DM) OR Op Ed Illustration OR 3D Motion Graphics 3
Transdisciplinary Studio (DM) 3
TERM 7
Business and Prof Practice Elective (HBUS, HENT, HPRO) 3
Science and Technology Elective (HSCI) 3
H&S Electives (HBUS, HCRT, HENT, HHIS, HNAR, HPRO, HSCI, HSOC, or HWRI) 3
TDS-365 Type and Authorship OR Adv Product Design 6 OR Social Practice 1 OR Advanced Cinematic Motion 3
Transciplinary Studio (DM) 3
TERM 8
H&S Electives (HBUS, HCRT, HENT, HHIS, HNAR, HPRO, HSCI, HSOC, or HWRI) 9
Business 101 OR Designing Social Enterprise 3
Portfolio Design Lab 3
TOTAL
Total Required Units 120