Masters Programs in Illustration

Compare 9 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.... [-]


MA Illustration (Visual Communication)

Interactive Design Institute
Online Part time 2 years October 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

Adding an MA qualification to your CV is a great way to differentiate yourself in what is a very competitive industry.

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As Illustration is a very competitive career, it can be difficult to differentiate your work from the work of others and make yourself stand out as a professional. Gaining a respected illustration qualification is a fantastic way to this and studying at this level will also provide you with new knowledge and skills that will be of great benefit to your practice. On the MA Illustration (Visual Communication) course, accredited by the University of Hertfordshire and delivered 100% online by IDI, you can achieve an internationally recognized UK qualification while working on your illustration portfolio with expert one-to-one tuition and guidance from our subject specialist tutors.

What will you learn on the online MA Illustration (Visual Communication) course? ... [-]

Master in Design and Typographic Application

Seeway - Barcelona
Campus Part time 9 months October 2018 Spain Barcelona

The importance of typography in design is evident. It can not be designed without typography, but it can be designed only with typography. Typography surrounds us and accompanies us 24 hours a day. It is ubiquitous and inescapable and visually interprets what is happening around us. In the current design landscape, typography has gone from transparency to occupy a leading role and have its own expression. [+]

The importance of typography in design is evident. It can not be designed without typography, but it can be designed only with typography. Typography surrounds us and accompanies us 24 hours a day. It is ubiquitous and inescapable and visually interprets what is happening around us. In the current design landscape, typography has gone from transparency to occupy a leading role and have its own expression.

In essence, the objective of typography (both in its design and in its application) has always remained the same: to try to communicate in an attractive way any text, regardless of its level of reading. It is evident that the same typography should not be used to read a book to effectively signal an airport, but it is clear that the objective is always exactly the same; that the receiver understands the message as clearly as possible.... [-]


Master in Concept Art

Seeway - Barcelona
Campus Full time 9 months October 2018 Spain Barcelona

Conceptual art or concept art is a discipline typical of illustration that has been adopted in the animation, film or videogame industry. The Concept Art has a determining role in the pre-production phases due to its ability to transmit ideas, situations or concepts in these initial phases. [+]

Conceptual art or concept art is a discipline typical of illustration that has been adopted in the animation, film or videogame industry. The Concept Art has a determining role in the pre-production phases due to its ability to transmit ideas, situations or concepts in these initial phases.

The Concept Art prints the first identities and characters to a production being necessary high levels of creativity, imagination along with an important skill and technical ability.

The Master in Concept Art immerses you in the profession of the hand of professionals of the sector with a totally practical programming and according to the demands of the industry.

SummaryQualification: Master's DiplomaCredits: 60 ECTSModality: Presencial BarcelonaClass period: October to June.goals... [-]

Master in Illustration and Concept-Art

Universal Arts School
Online Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Los Angeles Spain Valencia + 3 more

Shaping your dreams. In every film, video game, advertising piece ... concept art is a fundamental piece. All subsequent design is based on this previous work of concept artists and illustrators. Learn to work in the creative field to produce at a professional level any type of work regarding design and Concept Art. Finish the training by presenting a competitive and attractive portfolio, ready for getting a job in the industry. [+]

Shaping your dreams.

In every film, video game, advertising piece ... concept art is a fundamental piece. All subsequent design is based on this previous work of concept artists and illustrators. Learn to work in the creative field to produce at a professional level any type of work regarding design and Concept Art. Finish the training by presenting a competitive and attractive portfolio, ready for getting a job in the industry.

Who is it for?

It is aimed at both professionals in the field and people who want to build a professional career in the field of Concept Art and Illustration. This Masterclass is designed for all those who want to develop further their skills and expand their work methodology, beyond the tool or software. This training is for Graduates as well as non-graduates since it is a completely autonomous and empirical training in a new professional field. With this training, the person obtains the professional category of Concept Artist or illustrator that can work on Film, Shorts, Advertising, Video Games, etc. There are no prerequisites, you start at level 0 and it is intended for all audiences.... [-]


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 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.... [-]


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 require new skills and new perspectives on the field. [+]

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 offers 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.... [-]


Master of Fine Arts in Illustration

Syracuse University - College of Visual and Performing Arts
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 USA Syracuse

Each year a select and diverse group of creative people come to study at Syracuse University’s esteemed master of fine arts (M.F.A.) illustration program from around the U.S. and the world. Some students are recent college graduates, and others have professional experience, while some have minimal art education. [+]

Overview

Each year a select and diverse group of creative people come to study at Syracuse University’s esteemed master of fine arts (M.F.A.) illustration program from around the U.S. and the world. Some students are recent college graduates, and others have professional experience, while some have minimal art education.

But no matter where you start, Syracuse’s intimate illustration program with its worldwide reach offers online coursework in addition to classes at its two New York City locations (the Fisher Center and Lubin House) as well as in Syracuse; Los Angeles; and Florence, Italy. You'll study with award-winning, full-time faculty, and part-time instructors while interacting with top-level national and international industry professionals.... [-]