Bachelor of Fine Arts in


Draw your future into reality. Illustration allows you to create emotions that will last a lifetime. Being an illustrator is like being a magician; only instead of a wand, you use a pencil to make magic!

Program Highlights

Innovative Storytelling

Composition Theory

Traditional + New Media

Self Promotion

Drawing Mastery

Portfolio Development

On-campus BFA Degree Options

At RMCAD, we believe in a balanced approach to the curriculum for the Illustration Program, with a focus on observational drawing, media use, and storytelling. Our students receive instruction in the technical, conceptual, and business aspects of illustration with the goal of striking the perfect balance of coursework to help students develop a strong and diverse skill set.

* RMCAD offers classes year-round in both on-campus and online delivery formats. At RMCAD, we believe that online learning is an important part of the overall college learning experience. To provide students multiple scheduling options, diverse learning modalities, and experience in the virtual environment, all on-campus students are required to take part in online education.

To make sure all students seeking RMCAD’s Bachelor’s Degree in Illustration receive the highest quality education possible, we incorporate industry standard software, personal one-on-one instruction, small class sizes, and collaboration with seasoned professional illustrators.

RMCAD Illustration graduates are launching exciting careers all over the map and there are no limits when you draw your own future! When you have a RMCAD Bachelor’s Degree in Illustration, you can work in the following areas:

  • Freelance Commissions
  • Editorial Illustration
  • Children’s Book Illustration
  • Concept Art for Games & Animations
  • Comic Books and Graphic Novels
  • Technical & Medical Illustration
  • Product Design & Licensing

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As an Illustration Program student, you’ll learn key fundamentals of illustration like drawing and painting.  With smaller class sizes that allow for more personalized instruction from practicing industry professionals, you’ll master these foundational skills while developing the conceptual, technical, and business skills necessary to become a successful illustrator.

You’ll graduate confident in the expertise you’ve acquired and the ability to create unique and inspiring illustrations across many spectrums.

The ability to draw depends on one’s ability to see the way an artist sees. A Bachelor’s Degree in Illustration from RMCAD will help you define yourself as an artist by helping you find your own unique style as an illustrator.


RMCAD's team of Illustration instructors are dedicated to the success of our students and are there to provide critical support throughout your illustration education.

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