The Art and Design Department is growing with the addition of three concentrations available to students beginning in the Fall Semester. The department is adding concentrations in illustration, drawing and painting, and self-directed study to join the current options of graphic design, fine art and studio art, ceramics and sculpture, and art and design education.
According to Daniel Swartz, chair of the art and design department, each new concentration allows students to explore a specific area of art that was not previously covered. Students interested in visual storytelling can focus on illustration. This concentration will cover children’s books, editorial illustration, product illustration and concept art for video games and movies.
“With the growth in interactive children’s media for tablets and smartphones, and the increased budgets in both video games and movies, more and more opportunities are becoming available for visual storytellers and those who can articulate their vision and creativity in a tangible way. Offering an illustration concentration opens doors up for students interested in