Illustration Major (M)
Addressing the whole student - body, mind and spirit, the purposes of the Art Program are 1) to nourish the senses (particularly the visual and tactile) in order to make the student more perceptive and visually responsive to life experiences and visual phenomena; 2) to cultivate the mind to design and solve problems through manipulating media in search of elegant, aesthetic and technically proficient solutions; and 3) to encourage and support Christian faith and practice by exploring the intersection of the visual arts and Christianity and leading the student through digital processes that translate intangible substance (concepts and emotions) into tangible material. It is a purpose of the Concordia University Program in Art to produce graduates who, as people of faith, are diligent, reflective, compassionate, highly skilled, visually articulate, and successful in their lives and in their vocation.
The Illustration Major consists of 61 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. To enroll in MIAD courses, students must have a 3.50 minimum GPA in all prior course work in the major. 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. An animation 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).
For specific information about MIAD courses please visit the MIAD website at www.miad.edu.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Describe relationships that exist between the visual arts and the Christian faith;
- Formulate and creatively solve visual problems.
- Communicate effectively in a range of media.
- Apply appropriate historical knowledge in the creation, description and analysis of works of visual art. Art and design are viewed as technical, spiritual/philosophical, and social endeavors.
- Demonstrate technical proficiency and aesthetic sensibility relative to observational drawing, composition, and the manipulation of visual arts media, including appropriate computer/digital applications.
- Evaluate personal art work and the art work of others.
- Selflessly share gifts and skills with others through teaching, community activities, and volunteerism.
- Prepare documents/artifacts and practice strategies to seek employment or to advance in a chosen field.
|Concordia Required Courses||43|
|MIAD Required Courses||12|
|CUW or MIAD Major Electives||6|
Minor: Optional (18 Credits Minimum)
|Required Courses (Concordia Campus)|
|ART 111||2-D Composition||3|
|ART 130||Digital Photography I||3|
|ART 145||Drawing for Art Majors||3|
|ART 245||Drawing II:Assorted Media||3|
|ART 246||Color & Media Dynamics||3|
|ART 265||Painting I||3|
|ART 282||Typography I||3|
|ART 285||Art History I||3|
|ART 286||Art History II||3|
|ART 345||Drawing III (or IL 214 Figure Drawing for Illustrators - MIAD course)||3|
|ART 365||Painting II: Watercolor||3|
|ART 450||Senior Portfolio/Exhibition||1|
|GD 110||Graphic Design I||3|
|GD 111||Graphic Design II||3|
|GD 460||Graphic Outlook-Practicum I||3|
|Electives CUW or MIAD||6|
|Required Courses (MIAD Campus)|
|IL 210||Illustration I||3|
|IL 211||Illustration II||3|
|IL 212||Illustration Media||3|
|IL 310||Illustration III||3|