Online Illustrative Design Degree
Online Bachelor of Fine Arts
Draw Your Future Into Reality
What is Illustrative Design? Our online program in Illustrative Design requires an illustrative approach to solving design problems, whether it be logo design, motion graphics, data visualization, etc. The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustrative Design provides students with a hybrid degree combining curriculum from both graphic design and illustration. Students learn core technical skills in illustration and apply those skills to projects found in graphic design. RMCAD’s Online Illustrative Design Program will help provide you with the technical, aesthetic, critical, and practical skills necessary for career success.
Online Illustrative Design Program Overview
As an Online Illustrative Design student, you’ll refine your skills as an illustrator and apply them in graphic design. You’ll hone your skills with hands-on training that prepares you for the real world of professional design. We keep classes small so students can experience the kind of individual attention and support that allows them to blossom as artists.
The Online Illustrative Design Program incorporates a focus on the development of cultural, communication and design competencies, professional practice, and critical thinking skills necessary to succeed in the profession. At RMCAD, we aim to increase and combine intellectual, artistic and design thinking, planning, and practice to best prepare students for dynamic business environments.
Online Illustrative Design Program Highlights
Solve Communication + Design Problems
Students demonstrate communication competency in their understanding of basic business practices, including the ability to organize design projects and to work productively as a member of a team.
Students demonstrate cultural competencies in the ability to describe and respond to audiences and contexts that communication and design solutions must address.
Identity Design + Design Systems
Students demonstrate design competencies in the ability to create and develop a visual form in response to communication problems.
Students demonstrate communication competency in the ability to solve communication + design problems.
Students demonstrate design competencies and proficiency in media and digital skills, and mechanical skills such as drawing and the use of value and color.
Typography + Layout Design
Students demonstrate design competencies in understanding: symbolic representation, principles of visual organization/compositional theory and information hierarchy, and the proper use of typography and its various applications.
Media + Digital Skills
Students demonstrate design competencies in a strong use and proficiency in media and digital skills, and mechanical skills such as drawing and the use of value and color.
Students demonstrate design competencies in a strong sense of personal style.
Students demonstrate cultural competencies in recognizing the physical, cognitive, cultural, and social human factors that shape design decisions.
Students demonstrate design competencies in the ability to create and develop visual form in response to communication problems.
The Liberal Arts curriculum is an exciting part of every student’s academic and creative journey at RMCAD. These courses provide the opportunity for students to engage with complex questions and ideas to develop critical thinking skills, a global consciousness, and awareness of art historical foundations that are essential for their intellectual, creative, and personal growth.
The curious engagement with communities, perspectives, and narratives that do not match our own offers the opportunity to see one’s personal and creative role in our local, national, and global communities.
The willingness to ask questions and resist easy answers & simplistic dualities offers the opportunity to more clearly understand the complexity and multifaceted reality of history, creativity, and human communities.
The ability to read closely, critique freely, and seek additional verifiable information offers the opportunity to more holistically discern the veracity of the information that inundates our lives.
Online Illustrative Design Degree Requirements
The Online Illustrative Design Program combines intellectual, artistic and design thinking, planning, and of course, practice, to get your creative thinking out of the box.
Tech + Tools
The Illustrative Design Online Program offers a course curriculum to enhance your specific needs. Our courses offer small class sizes for an enhanced learning experience and personalized attention from skilled instructors.
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe InDesign
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe AfterEffects
Student Work + Success
Stories @ RMCAD
From tarot card creations to animal-inspired illustrations, RMCAD alumna Lea Greenwood strives to be creative in everything she does. Greenwood graduated from RMCAD in the Spring of 2016 with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in
In the Summer A term of 2023, RMCAD students Austin Sears, David D’Alesandro, and Emilie Gauvain completed a rebrand of the Horse Protection League (HPL) for RMCAD’s Design Systems course, which primarily focuses on engaging
The holidays are just around the corner! Okay, maybe not for a while, but that isn’t stopping students in RMCAD’s Illustrative Design program from getting in early on the festivities. In a new project in
Illustrative Design Faculty
RMCAD’s team of Illustrative Design instructors are here to watch you grow and succeed throughout your journey in this online program.
Illustrative Design Events
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