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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.

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With an education from an Art Institutes school, imagine what you could create.

Programs : Illustration & Design (BFA), Illustration (BS), Design Research (BFA), and more..

Campus Locations :

Schaumburg: 1000 N. Plaza Drive, Suite 100 Schaumburg, IL 60173

Fort Lauderdale: 1799 S.E. 17th Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Atlanta: 6600 Peach Tree Dunwoody Road, NE 100 Embassy Row Atlanta, GA 30328

Minneapolis: 15 South 9th Street Minneapolis, MN 55402

Miami: 1501 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 100 Miami, FL 33132

Portland: 1122 N.W. Davis Street Portland, OR 97209

Denver: 1200 Lincoln Street Denver, CO 80203

Tinley Park: 18670 Graphic Drive Tinley Park, IL 60477

Tucson: 5099 E. Grant Rd. Suite 100 Tucson, AZ 85712

Draper: 121 West Election Road Suite 100 Draper, UT 84020

North Hollywood: 5250 Lankershim Boulevard North Hollywood, CA 91601

Dallas: Two North Park East Dallas, TX 75231

Tampa: Parkside at Tampa Bay Park 4401 North Himes Avenue, Suite 150 Tampa, FL 33614

Santa Ana: 3601 West Sunflower Avenue Santa Ana, CA 92704

Houston: River Oaks Plaza 4140 Southwest Freeway Houston, TX 77027

Chicago: 350 N. Orleans Street Chicago, IL 60654

Santa Monica: 2900 31st Street Santa Monica, CA 90405

Nashville: 100 Centerview Dr. Suite 250 Nashville, TN 37214

San Francisco: 1170 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94102

Troy: 1414 East Maple Road, Suite 150 Troy, MI 48083

Fort Worth: 7000 Calmont Avenue Suite 150 Fort Worth, TX 76116

Austin: 101 W. Louis Henna Blvd. Suite 100 Austin, TX 78728

Indianapolis: 3500 Depauw Blvd., Suite 1010 Indianapolis, IN 46268

Sacramento: 2850 Gateway Oaks Drive Suite 100 Sacramento, CA 95833

Sunnyvale: 1120 Kifer Road Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Charlotte: Three LakePointe Plaza 2110 Water Ridge Parkway Charlotte, NC 28217

York: Formerly Bradley Academy for the Visual Arts 1409 Williams Road York, PA 17402

Phoenix: 2233 West Dunlap Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85021

Seattle: 2323 Elliott Avenue Seattle, WA 98121

San Diego: 7650 Mission Valley Rd San Diego, CA 92108

Philadelphia: 1622 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

Pittsburgh: 420 Boulevard of the Allies Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Jacksonville: 8775 Baypine Road Jacksonville, FL 32256

Sterling: 21000 Atlantic Blvd. Suite 100 Sterling, VA 20166

Novi: 28125 Cabot Drive Suite 120 Novi, MI 48377

Decatur: One West Court Square Suite 110 Decatur, GA 30030

New York: 218-232 West 40th Street New York, NY 10018

Cincinnati: 8845 Governors Hill Drive Suite 100 Cincinnati, OH 45249

San Bernardino: 674 East Brier Drive San Bernardino, CA 92408

Overland Park: 8208 Melrose Drive Overland Park, KS 66214

San Antonio: 1000 IH - 10 West Suite 106 San Antonio, TX 78230

Milwaukee: 320 East Buffalo Street Suite 100 Milwaukee, WI 53202

Henderson: 2350 Corporate Circle Henderson, NV 89074

Virginia Beach: 4500 Main Street Suite 100 Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Durham: 410 Blackwell St. Suite 200 Durham, NC 27701

Brookline: 10 Brookline Place West Brookline, MA 02445

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.

Programs : Graphic Design: Major in Visual Communications (B), Graphic Design (A), and more..

Campus Locations :

Upland: 20 West 7th Street Upland, CA 91786

Anaheim: 1551 S. Douglass Road Anaheim, CA 92806

Los Angeles: 3250 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 400 Los Angeles, CA 90010

Torrance: 19700 S. Vermont Ave. Suite 100 Torrance, CA 90502

Are you interested in pursuing a high-tech career? Getting an education from ITT Tech is a great place to start!

Programs : AS - Visual Communications, AS - Graphic Communications and Design, AS - Computer Drafting and Design, and more..

Campus Locations :

Harrisburg: 449 Eisenhower Blvd., Suite 100 Harrisburg, PA 17111

Old Forge: 1000 Meade Street Old Forge, PA 18518

Liverpool: 235 Greenfield Parkway Liverpool, NY 13088

Getzville: 2295 Millersport Highway, P.O. Box 327 Getzville, NY 14068

Tarentum: 100 Pittsburgh Mills Circle Suite 100 Tarentum, PA 15084

Marlton: 2 Greentree Center 9000 Lincoln Dr. E, Suite 100 Marlton, NJ 08053

Albany: 13 Airline Drive Albany, NY 12205

Plymouth Meeting: 220 W. Germantown Pike, Suite 100 Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

Pittsburgh: 10 Parkway Center Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Hanover: 7030 Dorsey Road, Suite 100 Hanover, MD 21076

Troy: 1522 E. Big Beaver Road Troy, MI 48083

Henderson: 168 N Gibson Road Henderson, NV 89014

Indianapolis: 2525 N. Shadeland Ave., Ste 103 Indianapolis, IN 46219

Lathrop: 16916 South Harlan Road Lathrop, CA 95330

Kennesaw: 1000 Cobb Place Boulevard NW Kennesaw, GA 30144

Huntington: 5183 US Route 60, Building 1, Suite 40 Huntington, WV 25705

Norfolk: 863 Glenrock Road Norfolk, VA 23502

Seattle: 12720 Gateway Drive Seattle, WA 98168

Maumee: 1656 Henthorne Blvd. Suite B Maumee, OH 43537

Youngstown: 1030 North Meridian Road Youngstown, OH 44509

Philadelphia: 105 South 7th Street, Ste 100 Philadelphia, PA 19106

Bessemer: 6270 Park South Drive Bessemer, AL 35022

Portland: 9500 NE Cascades Parkway Portland, OR 97220

South Bend: 17390 Dugdale Drive, Suite 100 South Bend, IN 46635

Nashville: 2845 Elm Hill Pike Nashville, TN 37214

Canton: 1905 S Haggerty Rd Canton, MI 48188

Spokane: North 1050 Argonne Road Spokane, WA 99212

Swartz Creek: 6359 Miller Road Swartz Creek, MI 48473

Woburn: 10 Forbes Road Woburn, MA 01801

Cordova: 7260 Goodlett Farms Parkway Cordova, TN 38016

Dearborn: 19855 W. Outer Drive, Suite L10W Dearborn, MI 48124

Rancho Cordova: 10863 Gold Center Drive Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Everett: 1615 75th Street SW Everett, WA 98203

Omaha: 9814 M Street Omaha, NE 68127

Salem: 2159 Apperson Drive Salem, VA 24153

Saint Rose: 140 James Drive East Saint Rose, LA 70087

Albuquerque: 5100 Masthead Street NE Albuquerque, NM 87109

Arlington Heights: 3800 N. Wilke Road, Suite 100 Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Kansas City: 9150 East 41st Terrace Kansas City, MO 64133

Duluth: 10700 Abbotts Bridge Road Duluth, GA 30097

High Point: 4050 Piedmont Parkway, Suite 110 High Point, NC 27265

Little Rock: 4520 S. University Avenue Little Rock, AR 72204

Norwood: 333 Providence Highway Norwood, MA 02062

Hilliard: 3781 Park Mill Run Drive Hilliard, OH 43026

Webster: 1001 Magnolia Ave. Webster, TX 77598

Knoxville: 10208 Technology Drive Knoxville, TN 37932

Earth City: 3640 Corporate Trail Drive Earth City, MO 63045

Atlanta: Two Crown Center 1745 Phoenix Blvd., Suite 100 Atlanta, GA 30349

Owings Mills: 11301 Red Run Boulevard Owings Mills, MD 21117

Las Vegas: 2445 Fire Mesa Street - Suite 200 Las Vegas, NV 89128

Clovis: 362 N. Clovis Avenue Clovis, CA 93612

Richmond: 300 Gateway Centre Parkway Richmond, VA 23235

Greenfield: 6300 W. Layton Avenue Greenfield, WI 53220

Murray: 920 West LeVoy Drive Murray, UT 84123

Baton Rouge: 14141 Airline Highway, Bldg 3 - Suite K Baton Rouge, LA 70817

Corona: 4160 Temescal Canyon Road, Suite 100 Corona, CA 92883

Dayton: 3325 Stop 8 Road Dayton, OH 45414

Columbia: 720 Gracern Road, Suite 120 Columbia, SC 29210

Arnold: 1930 Meyer Drury Drive Arnold, MO 63010

Tucson: 1455 West River Road Tucson, AZ 85704

Jacksonville: 7011 A.C. Skinner Parkway, Suite 140 Jacksonville, FL 32256

Work toward your degree online with Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design.

Programs : Bachelor of Fine Arts - Illustration, BFA - Illustration, Bachelor of Fine Arts - Fine Art, and more..

Campus Locations :

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Denver: 1600 Pierce Street Denver, CO 80214

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 started to get ahead.

Programs : Associate's (AABA) - Visual Communication, and more..

Campus Locations :

Schaumburg: 231 N. Martingale Road 6th Floor Schaumburg, IL 60173

At University of Phoenix, we believe everyone deserves access to higher education.

Programs : BS in Communication/Journalism, and more..

Campus Locations :

Woodland Hills: 5955 DeSoto Ave Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Pasadena: 299 N. Euclid Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101

Mesa: 1620 South Stapley Drive Mesa, AZ 85204

Phoenix: 9520 West Palm Lane Phoenix, AZ 85037

Lancaster: 1220 W. Avenue J Lancaster, CA 93534

Ontario: 3110 E. Guasti Road Ontario, CA 91761

Diamond Bar: 1370 S. Valley Vista Dr. Diamond Bar, CA 91765

San Diego: 3890 Murphy Canyon Road Suite 100 San Diego, CA 92123

Palm Desert: 75153 Merle Dr. Palm Desert, CA 92211

Colorado Springs: 2 North Cascade Avenue Suite 100 Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Gardena: 1515 W. 190th Gardena, CA 90248

San Bernardino: 451 E. Vanderbilt Way Suite 100 San Bernardino, CA 92408

Los Angeles: 14320 Firestone Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90038

Murrieta: 25240 Hancock Avenue Murrieta, CA 92562

Hollywood: 2400 SW 145th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33027

San Marcos: 277 Rancheros Drive San Marcos, CA 92069

Costa Mesa: 3150 Bristol Street, Suite 100, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Chula Vista: 2060 Otay Lakes Road Chula Vista, CA 91915

El Centro: 3095 N. Imperial Avenue Suite 101 El Centro, CA 92243

As a student at South University, you will have the opportunity to learn from accomplished faculty members who have real-world experience in the subjects that they teach. Our small class sizes allow you to receive personalized attention from instructors, and the encouragement to recognize your goals for the future and the means to achieve them.

Programs : Graphic Design (AS), Graphic Design (BS), and more..

Campus Locations :

Columbia: 9 Science Court Columbia, SC 29203

Further your education and strengthen your skill set at Rasmussen College

Programs : Graphic Design Associates - Web and Interactive Design Specialization, Graphic Design Bachelors - Animation and Motion Graphics Specialization, Graphic Design Bachelors - Web and Interactive Design Specialization, and more..

Campus Locations :

Saint Cloud: 226 Park Avenue South Saint Cloud, MN 56301

Rockford: 6000 E State St 4th Floor Rockford, IL 61108

Circle Pines: 3629 95th Avenue Northeast Circle Pines, MN 55014

New Port Richey: 8661 Citizens Drive New Port Richey, FL 34654

Bismarck: 1701 E. Century Ave. Bismarck, ND 58503

Wausau: 1101 Westwood Drive Wausau, WI 54401

Tampa: 4042 Park Oaks Blvd Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33610

: 3500 Federal Drive , MN 55122

Fort Myers: 9160 Forum Corporate Parkway Suite 100 Fort Myers, FL 33905

Minneapolis: 4400 West 78th Street 6th Floor Minneapolis, MN 55435

Ocala: 2100 SW 22nd Place Ocala, FL 34471

Lake Elmo: 8565 Eagle Point Circle Lake Elmo, MN 55042

Moorhead: 1250 29th Avenue South Moorhead, MN 56560

Mokena: 8650 West Spring Lake Road Mokena, IL 60448

Appleton: 3500 E. Destination Drive Suite 100 Appleton, WI 54915

Romeoville: 1400 W. Normantown Road Romeoville, IL 60446

Aurora: 2363 Sequoia Dr. Aurora, IL 60506

Green Bay: 904 South Taylor St. Suite 100 Green Bay, WI 54303

Lutz: 18600 Fernview Street Lutz, FL 33558

Topeka: 620 SW Governor View Topeka, KS 66606

Fargo: 4012 19th Avenue SW Fargo, ND 58103

Mankato: 501 Holly Lane Mankato, MN 56001

Get hands-on training with Remington College.

Programs : AAA in Digital Graphic Arts, and more..

Campus Locations :

Fort Worth: 300 East Loop 820 Fort Worth, TX 76112

Sanford-Brown can help prepare you for a rewarding career in health and dental care, business, paralegal, criminal justice, Design & Media Arts or information technology.

Programs : Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design, Associate of Science in Graphic Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, and more..

Campus Locations :

Seattle: 625 Andover Park West Seattle, WA 98188

Orlando: 6039 South Rio Grande Orlando, FL 32809

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