RMCAD – where your creativity comes to life

Push your creativity to boundaries that you never knew existed. The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustrative Design provides students with a hybrid degree combining curriculum from both Graphic Design and Illustration. RMCAD’s Illustrative Design program will help provide you with a solid foundation in more areas than one. From technical and aesthetic to critical and practical skills, you’ll have the tools you need to flourish in your chosen career.
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Program Highlights

Psychology of problem solving icon Solve Communication + Design Problems
storytelling icon Innovative Storytelling
standards icon Sustainable Practice
typography icon Typography
design & media icon Media + Digital Skills
design portfolio icon Portfolio Development


As an Illustrative Design student, you’ll explore the fields of both Illustration and Graphic Design. You’ll hone your skills with hands-on training that prepares you for the real world of professional design. We keep classes small so students can experience the kind of individual attention and support that allows them to blossom as artists.

The Illustrative Design program incorporates a focus on the development of cultural, communication and design competencies, professional practice, and critical thinking skills necessary to succeed in the profession. At RMCAD, we aim to increase and combine intellectual, artistic and design thinking, planning, and practice to best prepare students for dynamic business environments.

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“I’ve always been really fascinated with telling people’s stories with art.” -RMCAD Student,
Class of 2016