Students in the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Arts with a concentration in scientific illustration program explore the powerful and timeless relationship between art, narrative and science through drawing. If you are interested in developing the artistic skills and visual communication strategies necessary to effectively present complex and detailed scientific information, this may be the program for you.
Upon entering the program, you’ll combine art and design courses with science courses to develop a broad base of scientific understanding and refined artistic aptitude. Courses you’ll take include figure drawing, 3D modeling, scientific illustration, digital drawing, and mixed-media illustration.
The scientific illustration coursework is nearly identical to the traditional BFA; however, the concentration requires additional biology and chemistry courses.
Some classes you might take in this major:
- Basic Human Anatomy
- Drawing Studies: The Figure Observed
- Scientific Illustration
- General Chemistry
- Environmental Science
- Digital Drawing
Our alumni are:
- Scientific Illustrators
- 3D modelers and animators
- Concept artists
The program has mandatory technology requirements for all students. The computer and accessory specifics can be found here, under: Second Year Students – Communication Arts.