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Media & Communication Arts - Creative Imaging & Illustration

Best of Both Worlds

Digital and traditional

While digital images have transformed graphic design in a dynamic way, hand-rendered illustration still plays a vital role.

In our program, you’ll be provided with the time and space to master both as you learn the tools, techniques and visual tricks used by professional illustrators.

You’ll develop your portfolio throughout our program. And afterwards, you’ll impress prospective employers with how you can confidently create in both freehand and digital!

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Media & Communication Arts - Creative Imaging & Illustration

A faculty of illustrators

Our faculty are all talented illustrators with expertise in advertising and entertainment, including the program advisor who’s contributed substantial work to the Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and Stranger Things franchise.

They’ll teach you about:

  • Drawing
  • Composition
  • Perspective
  • Layout
  • Type evolution
  • Software applications
  • Image creation and manipulation
  • And much more!

For a list of courses and their descriptions, visit the College Catalog.

Ready to create?

Professor Matt Busch is our program advisor and he’d be glad to help you get started. Email him at buschm@macomb.edu.

Industry-ready skills

In our program, you’ll learn how to create posters, book covers, comic books and much more. And like many of our alumni, you may find yourself part of a creative team at Disney or Lucasfilm!

Earning either a certificate or associate degree in our program will give you the credentials you need to get your first job in the industry.  Earning a bachelor’s degree, will increase your opportunities for career advancement.

And the credits you earn in our program will easily transfer.

Use this handy tool to explore positions available locally and what they pay.

When you’re ready, our Career Services team is here to help with the job search and interview preparation, including developing a resume to complement your portfolio.