Art School to Add Illustration Major

The New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University will add a BFA in Illustration to its program offerings, with students studying everything from the graphic novel to illustration in 3-D.

The National Association of Schools of Art and Design has given plan approval to the program, which sets the stage for the art school to begin enrolling students.

“One of the neat things about the program is that it’s going to cover so many areas of illustration,” said Sara Chadwick, director of administrative services for the New England School of Art & Design.

Areas of study that students will be exposed to, in addition to traditional illustration, include:

  • Illustration for the Web
  • Children’s book illustration
  • Animation
  • Mural design
  • The graphic novel
  • Illustration in 3-D
  • A professional practice course that will help students determine how to put their knowledge to work

The art school hopes to begin enrolling students in the new program in 2011.