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Media & Communication Arts - Creative Imaging & Illustration

Media & Communication Arts - Creative Imaging & Illustration

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 and begin to build your own career portfolio.

Top 3 Reasons to Choose Macomb for Media & Communication Arts - Creative Imaging & Illustration

  1. Part of a comprehensive Media and Communication Arts curriculum
  2. Save $20,000 by starting here - over 80% of our students leave debt free
  3. Nearly 250 private and transfer scholarships available

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

  • 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 in Media & Communication Arts - Creative Imaging & Illustration

Macomb has teamed up with Burning Glass Technologies to provide you with the most up-to-date information on the careers that you will be qualified for upon successful completion of this program.

Job-posting data can give you insights about employers seeking job applicants, where those jobs are located, and the average salary being offered. Use the Career Insights Tool to see national, state or metropolitan area information.

Data are provided by Burning Glass Technologies and drawn from large area samples. Data are not drawn from Macomb Community College-specific student or program outcomes.



Career Services

Macomb’s Career Services is your bridge from education to employment. It offers a variety of free resources, including skill and interest assessments, resume building, success workshops, job placement and more.

Transfer Pathways

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 the 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 advisor: Professor Matt Busch, 586.445.7435.

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