COMD 3633 | Fall 2023 Advanced Strategies in Illustration

Thursdays 6 – 9 pm 

Course Overview

We will be spending this semester preparing to enter the world of Professional Illustration. This is an in-person class, and will be a combination of lectures and studio work. We will be meeting on campus (N-1118) and will have an online Dropbox to access course materials and upload projects.   This course is broken into 4 course goals: 


Portfolio Pieces (Style and Niche)

Professional Skills (Briefs and Process)

Business Practices (Contracts, Billing, Mailers)

Internet Identity & Marketing (Social Media and online presence)


This course is designed to prepare the student for entry into the professional world of illustration. Developing a personal illustration style and how to brand and market that style will be stressed through assigned and self-generated projects and writings. Business procedures, resources, and job-hunting skills will be discussed. 


3 Credits, 4 Hours (2 lecture, 2 lab)


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