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Media and Communication Arts – Creative Imaging & Illustration Program

There’s a lot you can do without words.
-Craig McCracken, Animator, Director and Producer (The Powerpuff Girls).

What is Creative Imaging & Illustration?

A creative image can be a cartoon drawing, painted figure or digitalized character. It can be rendered in ink, acrylics or pixels and affixed to printed pieces, posters, or screens both wide and small. Often associated with animated shows or movies and Disney imagineers, an image or illustration is the visual representation of a thought, person, concept or process and may be technical in nature, as in set-up instructions, as well as artistic.

Macomb’s Media & Communication Arts – Creative Imaging & Illustration Program

In Macomb’s Creative Imagining & Illustration Program, you will advance your skills in both traditional and digitalized illustration techniques, allowing you to confidently work in either medium or translate one to the other to create industry ready artwork. You will learn about drawing, composition, perspective, layout, type evolution, software applications, and image creation and manipulation as you are introduced to all of the tools, techniques and visual tricks of the trade used by professional illustrators.

Media & Communication Arts – Creative Imaging & Illustration Courses at Macomb

In the Creative Imaging & Illustration Program at Macomb, you will take a variety of courses specific to your selected major, including:

  • Introduction to Photography
  • Fundamentals of Design
  • Illustration Fundamentals
  • Digital Layout Adobe
  • Figure Illustration 1 & 2
  • Rendering
  • Previsualization
  • Digital Illustration
  • Introduction to Photoshop
  • Typography & Spacial Development
  • Design for Advertising
  • Painted Illustration
  • Digital Editing
  • Concept Illustration
  • Compositing & 2D Animatics
  • Advanced Photoshop

Career Opportunities with an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in Media & Communication Arts – Creative Imaging & Illustration

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in Media & Communication Arts – Creative Imaging & Illustration, you will be qualified for positions that include illustrator, medical illustrator, cartoonist/comic illustrator and artist.

Transfer Pathways to a Bachelor’s Degree

The credits earned in Macomb’s Media & Communication Arts – Creative Imaging & Illustration Program transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan and can be applied toward a bachelor’s degree.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

How do I find out more about Macomb’s Media & Communication Arts – Creative Imaging & Illustration Program?

For more information about the Media & Communication Arts – Creative Imaging & Illustration Program at Macomb, contact one of the Creative Imaging & Illustration Program advisors: Professor Brian Sauriol, 586.445.7435 or Professor Matt Busch, 596.445.7435.

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