Illustration Major (M)

The Illustration Major consists of 58 credit hours of course work, 15 of which are completed through a cooperative program with the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD). MIAD is just a 25-minute drive from our Mequon Campus and offers the very latest in illustration concepts and technologies. Successful candidates for the Illustration Major should have exceptional drawing ability. In addition to the 45-credit Liberal Arts core and required courses listed below, all Illustration Majors are encouraged to complete requirements for a minor. A Business or Marketing Minor is strongly recommended to help students develop the skills they will need to channel their talents into a successful career. Program requirements include purchase of a Mac laptop (available at reduced prices via

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Core Requirements 145
Major Requirements
Concordia Required Courses37
MIAD Required Courses15
CUW or MIAD Major Electives 6
Minor: Optional (18 Credits Minimum)
Total Hours120

Major Requirements

Required Courses (Concordia Campus)
ART 1112-D Composition3
ART 130Digital Photography I3
ART 145Drawing for Art Majors3
ART 245Drawing II:Assorted Media3
ART 246Color & Media Dynamics3
ART 265Painting I3
ART 285Art History I3
ART 286Art History II3
ART 345Drawing III (or IL 214 Figure Drawing for Illustrators - MIAD course)3
ART 450Senior Portfolio/Exhibition1
GD 110Graphic Design I3
GD 111Graphic Design II3
GD 460Graphic Outlook-Practicum I3
Electives CUW or MIAD6
Required Courses (MIAD Campus)
IL 210Illustration I3
IL 211Illustration II3
IL 212Illustration Media3
CD 202Typography I3
IL 310Illustration III3
Total Hours58