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Course Description

Schoolcraft is excited to offer traditional credit face-to-face, hybrid, online, and remote classes for Fall 2020 while providing students a safe experience based on recent COVID-19 concerns.

Please see the COVID-19 web page to learn more. Keep checking the schedule for additions on our New, Added, and Late Starting Courses web page.

Art and Design - ART 127

Illustration: Theory and Elements

3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

Course Description

This course introduces students to illustration as an art form. Students examine the theories, purposes, techniques and applications of illustration. Students study art works of professional illustrators on how they used various techniques to tell a story or express an idea.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Determine how illustrative works of art evoke a response from a viewer.
  • Summarize ways in which illustrative works function in society.
  • Compare and contrast how visual style and technique separates illustration from other forms of art.
  • Determine the steps that comprise the illustrative process.
  • Construct an illustration demonstrating the integration of the steps of the illustrative process.
  • Summarize basic drawing and painting techniques used in published illustrations.
  • Investigate the application of both dry and wet image transfer techniques.
  • Create illustrations that emulate the technique of a published illustrator.
  • Design illustrative works for a defined audience.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2020; ART AND DESIGN; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/22/2020

 127140250Illustration TheoryRMT3Imirzian P13/20/0Open$12.00W  06:00 PM-09:38 PM WEBWEB

Winter; 2021; ART AND DESIGN; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2021

 127110227Illustration TheoryRMT3Imirzian P31/31/0Open$12.00T  09:00 AM-11:54 AM WEBWEB

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday