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    Course Programs in Illustration

    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.