This program is designed to prepare students to transfer to a four-year college or university offering majors in commercial art, commercial illustration, and media arts. Students should meet regularly with their program advisor to make certain that their course selections meet the requirements of the college and major to which they plan to transfer.
Recommended preparation: High schools sequential Math I and one year of science are required. Art courses and sequential Math II are recommended. A portfolio is recommended but not required for placement.
Careers in the field:
Freelance Illustrator, Children’s Book Illustrator, Advertising or Graphic Designer, Editorial Illustrator, Medical/Technical Illustrator, Fashion Illustrator, Courtroom Illustrator, Illustration Agent and Representative, Sign Writer, Marketing, Studio Art Illustration, Toy Design, Computer Science, Graphic Artist, Web Designer, Package Design, Editor, Creative Director
Schools to transfer to:
Rochester Institute of Technology, SUNY: Brockport, Fashion Institute of Technology, Fredonia, New Paltz, Purchase; Columbus College, Maryland Institute, Parsons - The New School of Design, Pratt, School of the Visual Arts, Savannah College of Art and Design, Syracuse University
Specific skills learned:
Commercial illustration, two-dimensional design, computer graphics, motion graphics, comics and sequential art, three-dimensional design, digital photography, mural painting, raster and vector graphics
Coursework enhancement activities available:
Society of Illustrators, Student Art Association, New York City annual Gallery and Museum Trip (spring only), Mural Painting, Service Learning Projects