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An academic course is a way for a student to learn about a specific subject. A course can be long or short, broad or specific and may take place in a classroom or online. Many courses are part of a certificate or degree program.

What is a course in illustration? You can expect to learn basic techniques for taking real-world objects or images in your imagination and putting them onto paper. Illustration uses a variety of different tools, so you might work with charcoal, pastels, pencils, ink or on a computer. Beginning courses might focus on understanding your tools and making broad, barely recognizable strokes while more advanced ones may focus on true-to-life drawing.

Some skills you can learn in an illustration course include attention to detail, fine motor skills and creativity. While these are useful in creating art, these skills can also be used in your daily life. You may be able solve problems more creatively and handle small tasks with more dexterity than before.

The cost of a course mostly depends on the school you choose, but other factors do play a role. These include necessary supplies and books, registration fees and whether the course is online or in a classroom.

A course in illustration can prepare you for work in a variety of artistic fields. Completing this course is a good jumping off point for a career in animation, advertising, video game creation, historic restoration and teaching. Some job titles you can search for include 3D-model animator, marketing aide, digital effects creator and art instructor.

Illustration courses can be found at nearly all major institutions around the world. If furthering a career in art is your goal, perhaps take this course at an art school. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

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11 Results in Illustration

COCO - Escuela Europea para la Comunicación y Las Artes Visuales

Basic professional training to develop your main ideas of characters and scenarios. ... [+]

Basic professional training to develop your main ideas of characters and scenarios.

Agenda

BLOCK 1 FOUNDATIONS

Fundamentals of Drawing I

Lace and Composition Value and Volume in Chiaroscuro.

Fundamentals of Drawing II

Types of perspective. Freehand perspective.

Fundamentals of Drawing III

Introduction to Anatomy Construction and synthesis of the Face Proportion of the human body Dynamic postures and perspective Anatomical study of characters Character analysis cartoon style Simplification and disproportion

BLOCK 2 GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATION TECHNIQUES

Graphical Representation Techniques II

The color. Theory and Application

Digital drawing

Bitmap illustration with Adobe Photoshop ... [-]
Spain Alicante
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Spanish
Part-time
60 hours
Campus
Kensington and Chelsea College

This course will give you an introduction to magazine design. The course includes studying and applying corporate image as well as creating a variety of illustration styl ... [+]

Whatever your interests or ambitions, we offer an exciting range of fashion courses in our dedicated department, taught by specialist fashion professionals.

Our excellent links with Higher Education fashion and textiles courses in the London Area means that we can help you prepare a successful fashion course application.

Many of our students have progressed onto Higher Education, successfully set up small businesses, or gone on to work within the fashion industry. We have a reputation for the high standard of work produced, and entry to our courses is often competitive.

We cater for beginners through to the very experienced, aiming to be as flexible as possible to meet individual needs. Acceptance onto all our fashion courses is by individual interview. Where appropriate you will be asked to bring examples of your work. At interview, we can build a personal study programme taking into account your existing skills and time available.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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Part-time
10 weeks
Campus
Kensington and Chelsea College

Learn how to illustrate your fashion design ideas. This course is ideal for relative beginners and will take you on your first steps to representing your ideas effectivel ... [+]

Whatever your interests or ambitions, we offer an exciting range of fashion courses in our dedicated department, taught by specialist fashion professionals.

Our excellent links with Higher Education fashion and textiles courses in the London Area means that we can help you prepare a successful fashion course application.

Many of our students have progressed onto Higher Education, successfully set up small businesses, or gone on to work within the fashion industry. We have a reputation for the high standard of work produced, and entry to our courses is often competitive.

We cater for beginners through to the very experienced, aiming to be as flexible as possible to meet individual needs. Acceptance onto all our fashion courses is by individual interview. Where appropriate you will be asked to bring examples of your work. At interview we can build a personal study programme taking into account your existing skills and time available.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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Part-time
4 weeks
Campus
Friends of Design - Academy of Digital Arts

Adobe Illustrator is a powerful and versatile tool for creating illus­trations for Print and Web. By tapping into the power of this vector based program, you can crea ... [+]

Adobe Illustrator Essentials

Adobe Illustrator is a powerful and versatile tool for creating illus­trations for Print and Web. By tapping into the power of this vector based program, you can create detailed and scalable art for almost any applica­tion. You will learn to work with important menus, tools, and palettes, explore selection tools, drawing tools, layers, the pen tool (a lesson unto itself) as well as learn transformations, distortions, type tools, and modifying paths and shapes. Master this challenging and rewarding vector program, giving yourself illustration wings.

Description

In this course, you will build a solid foundation in Adobe Illustrator. You will start with a tour of important menus, tools, and palettes, then explore selection tools, drawing tools, layers, the pen tool (a lesson unto itself) as well as transformations/distortions, type tools, and modifying paths and shapes. You’ll never call Illustrator help again. Practical projects and exercises make this course a must! You will be amazed how quickly you will begin to master this challenging but rewarding vector program.... [-]

South Africa Cape Town
Part-time
Online
Bau Design College of Barcelona

This postgraduate degree considers and delves into illustration as a relevant element in contemporary visual communication. Its presence in the media spreads into differe ... [+]

Postgraduate Degree in Illustration

This postgraduate degree considers and delves into illustration as a relevant element in contemporary visual communication. Its presence in the media spreads into different areas and colonizes new supports. Illustration is also a valuable means of artistic expression and a universal language in which to disseminate ideas with multiple applications and functions: from the adorning of opinion and information to the encouragement of reading.

The professional area in which illustrators will develop their professional activity comprises different areas of communication: advertising, the Press, literature, design, application to products, new audiovisual formats.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
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Spanish
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Milan Fashion Campus

The Fashion Illustration Course is not only the design or representation of a garment, but more of an art form. Also it is an alternative way for creative people that enj ... [+]

Course in Fashion Illustration

The Fashion Illustration Course is not only the design or representation of a garment, but more of an art form. Also it is an alternative way for creative people that enjoy fashion and want to express in a different way how fashion design inspires them. In this course you will learn all about fashion illustration and how has it evolved throughout history, drawing technique of the human figure, uses and the theories of color, and many different ways of techniques to apply to the creations. During this time you will also start to develop your own style and building your own portfolio, that hopefully, can open a bright career path for you!

Course Outcome... [-]

Italy Milan
October 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 weeks
Campus
First Media Professional Learning Centre

This course aims to help one express ideas and concepts through skilful diversied illustration techniques in different medium including rendering of fabric prints, text ... [+]

Course - Fashion Illustration

This course aims to help one express ideas and concepts through skilful diversified illustration techniques in different medium including rendering of fabric prints, textures, designs and how the fabric drape on the fashion silhouette.

Course Leader

Farah Jones is a Singapore born fashion designer who has been working in the international fashion industry for over 12 years. She has a first class Honors BA Degree in fashion design from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technolgy (RMIT). Farah’s list of professional accomplishments ranges from designing a wide array of women’s and children’s wear for many new boutiques and large design companies around the world, to managing, buying, marketing and merchandising for retail giants like Esprit, Laura Ashley, Prada, Jean Paul Gaultier and Dolce & Gabbana.... [-]

Singapore
August 2019
Full-time
24 hours
Campus
University of Fashion - Online Fashion Design School

Our online fashion drawing, rendering and illustration video lessons will help you realize your designs on paper and make an artist out of you! Being able to communicate ... [+]

What is the University of Fashion?

The University of Fashion works very differently than most fashion design schools. We don’t charge a separate tuition fee for each individual class you take. Instead, we give you 24/7, on-demand access to all of our many hundreds of full-length video lessons for a low yearly subscription fee. UoF’s lessons are taught exclusively by fashion school professors and industry professionals, never by amateurs. You’ll see the exact same lectures and "how-to" demonstrations taught by the best fashion schools, but without rigid class times at inconvenient locations. Instead, you decide what, when and where you want to learn. The University of Fashion offers lessons in all the major fashion disciplines: draping, pattern making, CAD pattern making, accessories, sewing, fashion art, knits, business, product development, lectures, CAD fashion art, childrenswear and more. Most schools charge a big tuition fee to teach a single fashion subject in a particular fashion discipline, like sewing or pattern making. At the University of Fashion, you will pay a lot less to access every fashion subject in every discipline!... [-]

USA New York
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid

Master the fundamental techniques and styles of illustration that will allow you to specify ideas and concepts through drawing. ... [+]

COURSE LANGUAGE: SPANISH

Master the fundamental techniques and styles of illustration that will allow you to specify ideas and concepts through drawing.

Would you like to become a professional illustration? With the Higher Degree in Illustration, you will learn to develop a visual language that will allow you to specify ideas and concepts through drawing, making illustrations with different techniques and artistic styles. In addition, you will start in the fundamental strategies of graphic narration for the development of publications or illustrated scripts (story boards). Through a practical methodology, you will develop your own language that will allow you to carry out projects in different areas such as advertising, design, the publishing world or art.... [-]

Spain Madrid
October 2019
Spanish,Spanish (Spain)
Full-time
2 years
Campus
First Media Design School

This course is specially designed to teach learners a holistic approach to appreciate and apply design basics, brand building and product packaging in 2D and 3D formats. ... [+]

Course in Graphic Illustrations & Design Fundamentals (Adobe Illustrator)

This course is specially designed to teach learners a holistic approach to appreciate and apply design basics, brand building and product packaging in 2D and 3D formats. Learners will be taught how to develop a brand/visual identity system using illustrator software as a rendering tool.

Entry requirement Basic computer operational knowledge and skills. Able to speak, read and write in English. Have an interest in arts and design.

Methods of assessment

All assessment is based on 100% coursework. Students are expected to demonstrate their design skills in the form of verbal and visual presentations and reports in preparation of portfolio work.... [-]

Singapore
August 2019
Full-time
65 hours
Campus
IUAD Accademia della Moda

Fashion draftsmen are responsible for the research and design stage, setting trends and defining the inspiration for the collection. ... [+]

Overview

Fashion draftsmen are responsible for the research and design stage, setting trends and defining the inspiration for the collection.

During this 9-month course you will learn the process behind a fashion collection and get insights on the influence of the Marketing department and the product office have on the creative stage. The course is held both at our Naples and Milan headquarters.

The Fashion Draftsman/woman and Product Coordinator is a key professional in both the textile-clothing and accessories industry.

Your Academic Journey

Things you will learn

A comprehensive journey through the study of human proportions, uses, and techniques of color, history of fashion and evaluation of fiber and textiles.... [-]

Italy Milan
October 2019
Italian
9 months
Campus