Learning the skills of illustration gives you the ability to create whole new worlds. Whether it’s a children’s book that needs illustrations or a fashion designer who wishes to visualize her or his designs, it is the illustrator’s responsibility to bring these ideas to life through visual representation. Illustrators create worlds, characters, and objects that are both realistic and fantastical and thus aspiring illustrators must master a skillset that combines traditional imaging techniques such as drawing and painting with new developments in technology and software.
At the Academy’s Los Angeles school of illustration, students obtain a strong foundation in the fundamentals of illustration. Through studying under our faculty of accomplished, professional illustrators, students not only learn the many essential proficiencies that they will encounter in the field, but also gain the know-how to successfully navigate the industry. Ultimately, by enrolling in one of our illustration school’s programs, students will gain the skills needed to realize the aesthetic and technical know-how to not just simply understand the craft of illustration, but also obtain the practical, hands-on experience to realize their professional goals.
Illustration Courses LA
Upon enrolling in an illustration course at the Academy in Los Angeles, students can expect to take a variety of illustration courses.*
Text to Image
Illustration in Context: Audience & Application
Digital Illustration Survey
Painting: Light, Color & Matter
The Illustrator in Society
Materials & Techniques for Illustrators
Anatomical Figure Drawing
Drawing: Form, Space & Perspective
Introduction to Typography
Entrepreneurial Business Practices for Illustrators
In addition to our undergraduate illustration degree program, the Academy also offers a concentrated one-year illustration program for students looking to acquire a solid grounding in the craft of illustration.