Program Learning Outcomes

Mission Statement:

Graduates of the Illustration Department of the ArtCenter College of Design will possess the qualitative tools to be successful image-based communicators across all media platforms; competent at evoking relevant images, ideas, and narratives as contributions to the culture at large.

Craft and Technical Competencies

Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate fluency in visual vocabulary and craft.

Conceptual & Creative Process

Graduates will be able to:

  • Research, imagine, and articulate cohesive visual ideas as viable solutions.

Intercultural Relevance and Context

Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an awareness of the culture at large, including historical and current contexts relevant to the work.

Media fluency

Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a current knowledge-based and flexible practice-based approach to the craft of Illustration.

Professional Practice

Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to meet current standards as a working professional.

Areas of Specialization and Expertise

Graduates will be able to:

  • Assess and focus their abilities toward a selected “Track’