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katy betz

Katy Betz, MFA

Originally from Southern California, Katy Betz taught at Ringling College of Art and Design for almost 10 years before joining RMCAD as Head of Illustration. She has a BFA in Illustration from Laguna College of Art and Design, and an MFA in Art and Design from California State University, Fullerton. She has worked as a children’s book illustrator, gallery painter, and interpretive designer for over 15 years. In addition to being an educator and illustrator, she is an outdoors enthusiast, self-proclaimed naturalist, and bibliophile with a severe case of wanderlust.

Course Credentialing

IL 1000 – Freshman Drawing Portfolio for Illustrators, IL 1200 – Freshman Drawing Portfolio Review for Illustrators, IL 1225 – Fundamentals of Illustration, IL 1510 – Perspective, IL 2520 – Illustration Media, IL 2550 – Life Drawing III: Human Anatomy, IL 2560 – Still Life Painting, IL 2571 – Digital Still Life Painting, IL 2575 – Illustration I, IL 2710 – Sequential Art I, IL 2715 – Sequential Art II, IL 2750 – Life Drawing IV, IL 2840 – Animal Anatomy + Drawing ,IL 2850 – Figurative Sculpture, IL 3000 – Illustration Junior Portfolio Review, IL 3105 Figure Painting I (formerly IL 3100 – Life Painting I), IL 3255 – Figure Painting II (formerly IL 3250 – Life Painting II), IL 3580 – Landscape Painting IL 3595 – Illustration II IL 3601 – Illustration Internship Part I IL 3602 – Illustration Internship Part II IL 3650 – Children’s Book Illustration I IL 3655 – Character Design, IL 3700 – Topics in Illustration, IL 3705 – Elements of Concept Art I: Environments (formerly IL 4600 – People, Places + Things: Elements of Concept Art I), IL 3850 – Digital Illustration I, IL 3895 – Illustration III, IL 4450 – Illustration Marketing, IL 4551 – Digital Illustration II, IL 4620 – People, Places + Things: Elements of Concept Art II, IL 4640 – Typography for Illustration, IL 4650 – Children’s Book Illustration II, IL 4900 – Illustration Graduation Portfolio I, IL 4995 – Illustration Graduation Portfolio II.

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