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Study Illustration

Study Illustration

Inspire the world with your boundless imagination.

Our Illustration courses teach the skills needed to help you pursue a career as a graphic novelist or comic book artist, storyboard artist, children’s book illustrator, or advertising illustrator.

Our graduates work at these respected companies, among others:

  • The Atlantic
  • Marvel
  • NYT
  • Chronicle Books
  • National Geographic
  • Random House
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Financial Aid for those who qualify.

"It is exceptionally rewarding to have the opportunity to guide people towards their goals and to see such an immediate improvement in their abilities."

Online Instructor

Grace O’Connor

See what you can do!

Director, School of Illustration

Chuck Pyle

Mr. Pyle is an internationally sought-after artist, working with clients from New York to Tokyo. His clients include Microsoft, Pacific Bell, Safeway, The New York Times, and so many more. Mr. Pyle received the 2015 Distinguished Educator in the Arts award from the Society of Illustrators.

Illustration Area of Interest

Come and learn the drawing skills to pursue a career as a comic book artist, illustrator, or any number of positions that require an illustrator’s imagination and vision. Our hands-on courses are taught by an experienced and renowned faculty that will provide you with a strong artistic foundation and skills.

“Academy of Art University’s Illustration Department will always be the best Department in the country for illustration. It has been an honor to be taught by the caliber of teachers that the Academy’s Department has to offer.”

Student Work

Whether you're interested in creating illustrations for interactive, storyboarding, or advertising, our hands-on courses teach you the skills to create an artistic portfolio of work that you can carry into your career.

Online degrees available!

Learn from industry experts working in Illustration today.