Mar 03, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Visual Art: Illustration, AA (VART-AA-ILL)

Location(s): Housatonic, Manchester, Tunxis

CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

This program prepares students with a foundation of courses in art and provides them with an opportunity to pursue a career as an illustrator or in a related field that includes animation, cartooning, and fine arts.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates should be able to: 

  • Become competent in a variety of artistic and digital media.
  • Develop the ability to identify, analyze, and solve design problems.
  • Obtain an understanding of the aesthetics of illustration and of the history and current state of design. 
  • Become proficient in the selection and use of relevant technologies and computer software in illustration. 
  • Ability to use available software and non-digital processes to sketch, model, and produce an illustration. 
  • Design and develop an illustration from sketch to mockup to finished process. 

  • Become proficient in presenting work as well as discussing and constructively critiquing the work of others.

Visual Art General Education Core (21-23 credits)

Illustration Option Courses (15 credits)

Total Credits: 60-62