Draw from a world of inspiration.
You’ve earned your bachelor’s degree and you’ve decided you want to do something different. Use your imagination. Work with your hands. Make art. A career in illustration feels right to you, but you’re not sure where to begin. That’s where our professional certificate comes in. After two years, you’ll earn 60 credits as you learn in-studio and take courses that will prepare you for an exciting future in illustration.
From figure drawing to digital software programs and so much more, learn a foundation of skills that will take you where you want to go in the field of illustration. Students without a studio art background will take prerequisite courses, which can be completed before or during the program.
From there, master tools and concepts that open endless opportunities for what you can create, whether it’s visual narratives in children’s books and comics, character design, concept art, or editorial and surface design.
Our expert faculty will lead you to develop your individual interests as an illustrator and help you create a portfolio of your best work. You’ll also get firsthand experience of what it’s like to work in the industry through our internship programs. You’ll be mentored by professional illustrators in Greater Boston as you discover the career paths that excite you. Your creative future is just around the corner.