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Illustration Schools

Illustration Schools Draw Attention to Your Talent

Are sketching, drawing, and painting your favorite ways to express yourself? If so, enrolling in courses at one of the hundreds of accredited illustration schools can help you turn your passion into profit.

Illustration is considered one of the fine arts, along with painting and sculpting. Your work may be published in books, magazines, or other print publications, or on Web sites (illustrators increasingly create their final products on computers). Maybe you lean toward scientific and medical illustrating, where you create detailed images to help convey scientific ideas in textbooks, reference books, and courtrooms. Or maybe your talent lies in creating political or humorous cartoons. Whatever type of illustrating you prefer, you're sure to benefit from illustration classes and training that ultimately earn you a degree, certificate, or diploma--and get you on your way to a rewarding career.

Get Training. Earn a Degree. Stay Competitive.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts normal growth in the field of fine art (which includes illustration) between 2006 and 2016. In 2006, there were 30,000 fine artists; by 2016, that number is projected to grow by 3,000. The median annual earnings of salaried fine artists was $51,600 in 2008. Many illustrators are self-employed freelancers who may also work an additional job inside or outside the field of illustration.

Illustration is very competitive because many people have drawing and painting talent. To rise above the crowd, showcase your special abilities, and land a lucratively salaried job, you need specialized training that includes computer illustration, work in various art media, and art history. Classes at illustration schools can help you hone your talent and earn a diploma or certificate, or even a degree in the fine arts. If your goal is to become a medical illustrator, you'll want to take some pre-med courses and pursue a master's degree in medical illustration.

Regardless of the type of illustration you want to do, the experience you gain at illustration school will help you draft your dream career.

Illustration Schools

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The Art Institutes system of schools
With an education from an Art Institutes school, imagine what you could create.
Illustration & Design (BFA), Illustration (BS), Design Research (BFA) and more.
  • Atlanta: 6600 Peach Tree Dunwoody Road, NE 100 Embassy Row Atlanta, GA 30328
  • Schaumburg: 1000 N. Plaza Drive, Suite 100 Schaumburg, IL 60173
  • Fort Lauderdale: 1799 S.E. 17th Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
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Westwood College
Westwood College is dedicated to preparing students with the knowledge, skills and training needed for meaningful employment. Through education, we create opportunities, change lives and impact futures.
Graphic Design: Major in Visual Communications (B), Graphic Design (A), and more.
  • Atlanta: 2309 Parklake Drive NE Atlanta, GA 30345
  • Upland: 20 West 7th Street Upland, CA 91786
  • Chicago: 1 North State Street, Suite 1000 Chicago, IL 60602
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Platt College
Turn your talents into a career at nationally recognized and accredited Platt College.
Visual Communication Interactive/Web Specialization, Visual Communications 2D Print, Graphic Design and more.
  • Ontario: 3700 Inland Empire Blvd. Suite 400 Ontario, CA 91764
  • Riverside: 6465 Sycamore Canyon Blvd Riverside, CA 92507
  • Alhambra: 1000 South Freemont Avenue Suite A9W Alhambra, CA 91803

Academy Of Art University
Academy of Art University, founded in 1929 by artists for artists, is the nation's largest accredited, private art and design university with over 18,000 students.
Bachelor-Illustration, Coursework-Illustration, Associate-Illustration and more.
  • San Francisco: 79 New Montgomery Street San Francisco, CA 94105

American InterContinental University Online
You’re serious about success. With your busy schedule and the desire to move your career forward, you can earn an accredited associate, bachelors or master’s degree at a pace that works for you anywhere, anytime, 24/7. At AIU, the Serious U, you can get in, get moving, and get ahead.
Associate's (AABA) - Visual Communication, and more.
  • Schaumburg: 231 N. Martingale Road 6th Floor Schaumburg, IL 60173

ITT Technical Institute
Are you interested in pursuing a high-tech career? Getting an education from ITT Tech is a great place to start!
AS - Visual Communications, AS - Graphic Communications and Design, AS - Computer Drafting and Design and more.
  • Getzville: 2295 Millersport Highway, P.O. Box 327 Getzville, NY 14068
  • Marlton: 2 Greentree Center 9000 Lincoln Dr. E, Suite 100 Marlton, NJ 08053
  • Plymouth Meeting: 220 W. Germantown Pike, Suite 100 Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
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University of Phoenix
At University of Phoenix, we believe everyone deserves access to higher education.
BS in Communication/Journalism, and more.
  • San Diego: 3870 Murphy Canyon Road, Suite 310 San Diego, CA 92123
  • Lancaster: 1220 W. Avenue J Lancaster, CA 93534
  • Woodland Hills: 5955 DeSoto Ave Woodland Hills, CA 91367
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Berkeley College
The Berkeley Advantage®is part of a proven approach to career-focused education that can help students prepare for success.
BFA, Graphic Design, and more.
  • Little Falls: 44 Rifle Camp Road Little Falls, NJ 07424

Everest Institute
Reach your career goals with a degree or diploma from Everest Institute.
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Remington College
Get hands-on training with Remington College.
AAA in Digital Graphic Arts, and more.
  • Fort Worth: 300 East Loop 820 Fort Worth, TX 76112

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