Today, illustrators don’t just draw narrative images for editorial and publishing purposes, they apply a broad spectrum of techniques and mediums to bring all kinds of ideas and stories to life in pursuits as varied as muralist, apparel design, gaming, publishing, advertising, marketing, and packaging applications.
Building on a solid foundation of drawing, painting, and conceptualization, LCAD’s BFA program in Illustration will help you achieve mastery of your craft in an array of both traditional and technical media and techniques. You will become not only a skillful illustrator, but also a dynamic and adaptable one.
LCAD’s BFA program in Illustration will teach you to build complex visual narratives that will allow you to bring your original ideas to life. Your skills will be highly marketable and may be applied to apparel, advertising, boutique print design, children’s books, comics, editorials, entertainment, fashion, gallery art, graphic novels, industrial design, medicine, the music industry, product design, various fields of science, and more.
LCAD’s Illustration faculty are talented industry professionals who are active in illustration, publishing, and retail industries.
Our Illustration faculty credits include:
Our Illustration alumni have gone on to apply their skills to a wide range of areas and companies that include:
Welcome to the illustration major, I'm Michael Savas, Chair of Illustration. My professional career spans both traditional and technology-based methods. I began my professional career as an advertising and technical illustrator in the early 1980's, creating illustrations for the aerospace and retail industries. Some of my clients have included: Mitsubishi, Seiko Instruments, Mars Candy, Beckman Instruments and Sega Games.