Entertainment Arts Track

Drawn to a career in entertainment?

In this Illustration Track, you'll focus on sharpening the specialized skills you need to launch a successful career in animation, as well as developing products specifically designed for the entertainment industry.

Career Opportunities

  • Storyboard artist
  • Visual development artist
  • Background painter
  • Character designer
  • Consumer products designer

Key Courses that Best Represent This Track

  • Composition for film
  • Visual development
  • Storyboarding

What You'll Learn

Drawing, painting (analog and digital); background painting for 2D shows; matte painting; modeling, layout, and lighting for 3D shows; consumer products style guides, artwork licensing and typography.

Notable Alumni

Illustration brings stories to life — and our graduates are behind some of your favorite imagery in entertainment.

Ryan Meinerding, Head of Visual Development, Marvel Studios
Drew Struzan, Renowned movie poster and album cover artist
Celine Dahyeu Kim, Art Director/Visual Development Artist, Sony Pictures Animation

Drawn to a career in entertainment?

Learn more about ArtCenter's Illustration major

Track Director

Bill Perkins

Bill's credits include Aladdin, Space Jam, Shrek, Bolt, Tangled, Frozen

Entertainment Arts

Student Work

Earth’s Mightiest Artists: Meet the ArtCenter alumni at the center of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Take the next step toward a career in entertainment arts.