Bachelor of Fine Arts in
Illustrative Design



What is Illustrative Design? It is design that requires an illustrative approach in order to solve a design problem, whether it be a character design, icon design, event graphic, etc. The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustrative Design provides students with an online degree combining the skills you learn in Illustration with the approach to design thinking you learn in Graphic Design. RMCAD’s Illustrative Design Program will help provide you with the technical, aesthetic, critical and practical skills necessary for career success.

Program Highlights


Solve Communication + Design Problems




Innovative Storytelling


Media + Digital Skills


Sustainable Practice


Portfolio Development

Online BFA 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.

The Illustrative Design Online program offers 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

Where do you see yourself after you graduate? At RMCAD, we help prepare our alumni to take on the world of art and design. With an Illustrative Design Degree in hand, graduates are equipped to launch their career in a variety of design fields, including:

  • Typographer
  • Packaging Designer
  • Graphic Designer + Illustrator
  • Art Director
  • Motion Designer
  • Creative Director

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As an 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.

Looking for more details? You can find information regarding credit hours, class info, and course requirements, here!



RMCAD’s team of Illustrative Design Instructors are here to watch you grow and succeed throughout your journey in this online program.



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