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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fine Arts: Illustration Option (EB79)

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Associate in Arts Degree


Campus contact for this program:
Professor John Favret: JFavret@hcc.commnet.edu

This program prepares students with a foundation of courses in art and provides them with an opportunity to pursue a career as an illustrator or in a related field that includes animation, cartooning, and fine arts.


  • Attain mastery of the basic conventions of drawing and design.
  • Become competent in a variety of artistic and digital media.
  • Develop the ability to identify, analyze, and solve design problems.
  • Obtain an understanding of the aesthetics of illustration and of the history and current state of design. 

  • Become proficient in the selection and use of relevant technologies and computer software in illustration. Ability to use available software and non-digital processes to sketch, model, and produce an illustration. Design and develop an illustration from sketch to mockup to finished process. 

  • Become proficient in presenting work as well as discussing and constructively critiquing the work of others.

Suggested Sequence of Courses

Prerequisite or parallel courses may be required. Please check individual course descriptions for details.

Total Credits: 61-62

1 While any math course numbered MAT* E104  or higher meets this requirement, higher level math courses are generally required by most 4-year colleges.  Must be higher than MAT* E137 to transfer to a Connecticut State University in a CSCU Transfer Degree.

2 In order to transfer to a Connecticut State University in a CSCU Transfer Degree students must successfully complete at least one Scientific Knowledge/Understanding or Scientific Reasoning course that contains a laboratory.

3 Choose ART* E157  or ART* E253  

It is suggested that a course that also meets Humanities Elective (HUM) be selected in this category

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