Drawing and illustration

Herron School of Art and Design

As a Herron illustration and drawing student, you will be trained to create images that are both visually arresting and rich in content. The combined and overlapping disciplines of drawing and illustration will give you a uniquely well-rounded foundation for any direction you choose to follow.

Fine art drawing classes encourage students to think abstractly and to experiment with nontraditional media and concept-based work. Illustration classes focus on visually communicating specific narrative or emotional content.

You will ultimately create a body of work that is large in scope and advances a personal vision.

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Drawing and illustration

Arts, Humanities, and Human Services Cluster

This major is part of the Arts, Humanities, and Human Services (AHHS) cluster. The AHHS cluster is the academic home of University College students pursuing majors in art and design, education, general studies, journalism, liberal arts, and social work. The AHHS cluster partners with students on their academic advising and career plans to guide them into their degree-granting schools. 

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