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Study Illustration

Study Illustration

Gain the skills you need to create anything you can imagine.

You’ve been drawing your entire life and you like to tell stories in pictures. Are you ready to go pro? Take your passion for illustration to the professional level by earning your Illustration degree from Academy of Art University.

Our graduates work at these respected companies, among others:

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

"Go with the flow. Trust the process, and don’t force things. Whether it’s the process of communicating with a client, generating ideas for a piece, or working alone or in a group, good work and patience are one and the same."

BFA Illustration/ Freelance Designer and Illustrator

David Lantz

 
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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 Career Path

The School of Illustration gives you the necessary skills to create a professional body of work, as well as the business and marketing savvy required to succeed in your career.

“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

The School of Illustration offers an innovative curriculum that blends digital technology with classical training to meet the marketplace’s growing need for trained artists in both areas. You will develop expert technique, focusing on the subtleties of color, expression, and environment to convey creativity professionally and beyond.

Get Your Illustration Degree Online!

Don’t let a busy schedule get in the way of your education. Earn an illustration degree on your time, at your pace, and in the classroom of your choice. Our interactive online courses and dynamic instructional videos make it easy to immerse yourself in our custom curriculum.