Masters Programs in Illustration

Compare 5 Masters Programs in Illustration

A master’s degree is a postgraduate degree that signifies advanced learning in a field of study. For many students, this degree can be earned in 18-24 months.

What is a Master in Illustration? One of the most important skills you can have as an artist is the ability to think strategically about using art to tell a story. You will likely learn how to create characters and give them unique personalities while drawing your audience into the story. Fine art also is within your reach with courses in concepts, composition, contemporary art and more. You can graduate with practical skills in creative drawing using both digital and traditional (such as pen-and-ink) formats.

Earning a Master in Illustration can help you in a variety of personal and professional situations by giving you a voice and the confidence to express your ideas. You will likely learn how to cultivate your creative visions and art techniques and gain leadership skills to use in directing projects. You can also gain valuable presentation skills that are sure to serve you in any career field.

There are many qualified schools offering a Master in Illustration. Education costs depend on the school you choose and where it’s located. For a breakdown of course costs, contact the school directly.

If you’re a gamer, perhaps you’d like to look at games from the other side and help illustrate them. How would you like to draw comic books or be a cartoonist? Storyboard artists are always in demand, whether in ad agencies or Hollywood. Whether digital or print, books will always need a cover designer, or maybe you want to illustrate children’s books. All these careers require illustrative skills.

If you’re ready to explore this career path, there are a variety of schools throughout the world you can attend via Internet-based offerings. 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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Master Scientific Illustration

Zuyd University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years September 2018 Netherlands Maastricht + 1 more

In this international study programme, you will learn to make accurate visualisations of topics from the clinical, medical and biological domain. [+]

Master Scientific Illustration

In this international study programme, you will learn to make accurate visualisations of topics from the clinical, medical and biological domain. You will get the skills to use a wide range of traditional and digital visualisation techniques. Unique in Europe!

Unique in Europe!

One image tells more than a thousand words

It is not surprising that in biomedical sciences traditionally illustrations are created to enable communication between scientist and author, teacher and student, or physician and patient. Art and science come together in scientific illustration.

Your future expertise

When you graduate, you are a specialist who makes accurate visualisations of topics from the clinical, medical and biological domain. You have the skills to use a wide range of traditional and digital visualisation techniques.... [-]


Master in Illustration

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Campus or Online Full time September 2018 USA Atlanta Savannah Hong Kong Sham Shui Po France Lacoste + 4 more

SCAD’s illustration program trains students to create fine-art drawings, bringing ideas, characters and personalities to life using both traditional and digital techniques. As a student here, you'll learn to work in a professional environment through a program structured like a working studio. You'll develop a personal style and technique, learning to express your own unique vision while forming a well-rounded perspective on design. [+]

Drawing the future through illustration

SCAD’s illustration program trains students to create fine-art drawings, bringing ideas, characters and personalities to life using both traditional and digital techniques. As a student here, you'll learn to work in a professional environment through a program structured like a working studio. You'll develop a personal style and technique, learning to express your own unique vision while forming a well-rounded perspective on design.

M.A. in illustration

Available at: - Atlanta - Savannah - eLearning

ILLU 503 Illustration Strategies* ILLU 504 Drawing Strategies for Illustration* ILLU 505 Influences in Illustration* ARTH 701 Contemporary Art ILLU 701 Media and Techniques ILLU 714 Drawing for Illustrators ILLU 727 Illustration Concepts and Composition ILLU 730 Digital Solutions for Illustration ILLU 735 Illustration Markets ILLU 742 Directed Projects in Illustration ILLU 749 Illustration M.A. Final Project ... [-]

Master Illustration, Motion Graphics And 3d

Idep Barcelona
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Spain Barcelona

The illustration is one of the most bullish disciplines within the graphic, artistic and business world, becoming an essential tool in many professional projects related to graphic design and communication. [+]

The illustration is one of the most bullish disciplines within the graphic, artistic and business world, becoming an essential tool in many professional projects related to graphic design and communication. But if at some level it has developed exponentially it is in the audiovisual design, where the creation of pieces in video format and contents of illustration has become a means in itself, developing its own visual language and a way of conceive images that empathize more directly with the consumer.

For this reason more and more professionals are required to combine both disciplines, illustration and motion graphics, and can also cope with 3D techniques to their projects.

The new generation of professional artists has brought together designers from all creative fields, reinventing concepts and trends to become an indispensable link to the validity of these sectors.... [-]


Masters - Graphic Design And Illustration

Idep Barcelona
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Spain Barcelona

Today, graphic design activity is closely linked to the illustration, since this is a resource within contemporary art, with its own visual language, it empathizes more directly with the consumer. [+]

Today, graphic design activity is closely linked to the illustration, since this is a resource within contemporary art, with its own visual language, it empathizes more directly with the consumer.

The process of construction of an editorial object or a brand image must often add creative versatility of illustration, where the link between art and design is becoming more diffuse but rather the more essential to develop innovative communication projects .

Therefore, to create a graphic product, besides knowing its processes and methodological fundamentals of design, typography and image, add new skills illustration with the graphic designer must become capable of creative take charge of projects where classical drawing techniques converge with the latest technologies.... [-]


Master in Illustration

Fashion Institute of Technology
Campus Full time September 2018 USA New York

In our increasingly visual world, the illustrator plays a critical role in communicating ideas and information. The convergence of art and technology is creating opportunities and challenges that [+]

Master in Illustration

In our increasingly visual world, the illustrator plays a critical role in communicating ideas and information. The convergence of art and technology is creating opportunities and challenges that require new skills and new perspectives on the field. FIT’s Master of Fine Arts in Illustration prepares you to be an innovative visual communicator, and fosters the entrepreneurial approach that professional illustrators need.

This program is for self-motivated illustrators who want to further develop their personal vision and for experienced illustrators seeking to reinvigorate their careers. Studio practice in drawing, painting, and digital media—and the integration of all three—provides a platform for you to find your own voice. Through a focus on studio practice along with classes on creative writing and research, you’ll gain a broad perspective on the illustrator’s role across different media. A faculty of noted illustrators offer rigorous assignments designed to elicit high-quality, competitive work. You’ll hear distinguished guest lecturers and take advantage of FIT’s New York City location with frequent field trips to museums and galleries.... [-]