Draw your future with an Illustration degree

RMCAD – where your creativity
comes to life

Successful illustrators use their imagination and mastery of traditional drawing and painting skills to prove that a picture really is worth a thousand words. The online illustration program at RMCAD allows you to express your imagination by combining tradition and technology.

Curriculum begins by establishing strong traditional drawing and painting skills, which gives students the ability to create imaginative and observational work. Students then apply these mastered foundational skills to tell stories in their own way, often incorporating creative software platforms to communicate their ideas to a global, diverse array of clients. Through optional emphases in children’s book illustration, concept art, and sequential art, RMCAD online illustration students can personalize their education and focus on their passion.

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online program highlights

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Visual perception

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Conceptual problem solving

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Materials exploration

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Computer software

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Human + animal anatomy

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Developing your portfolio



Telling a story and expressing an idea through illustration is a gift. Harness your natural ability to replicate the images you see, hear, and imagine through a focused study of illustration.

RMCAD gives you the necessary schooling in materials, technique, and state-of-the-industry software to create career-defining masterpieces.

Learn Illustrative Design at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design


Push Your Creativity To New Boundaries
The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustrative Design provides students with a hybrid degree combining curriculum from both Graphic Design and Illustration. What is Illustrative Design? It is design that requires an illustrative approach in order to solve a design problem, whether it be a character design, icon design, event graphic, etc.

RMCAD’s Illustrative Design Online 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.

“I’ve always been really fascinated with telling people’s stories with art.”