Home to the visual and performing arts at Syracuse, VPA supports the creative process and professional development. The College is divided into six areas: the School of Art; the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies; the School of Design; the Department of Drama; the Rose, Jules R. and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music; and the Department of Transmedia.
CoursesCore studio coursework include drawing, painting, and digital illustration. Sample courses include:
- Computer Art
- Illustration Concept
- Electronic Illustration
- Illustration Communication
Practical ExperienceThe illustration program also offers learning opportunities outside the classroom to help students explore their interests and identify future career paths.
- Take the Art in New York City MAYmester course.
- Contribute to on-campus publications like 360 Degrees , Jerk , or Perception.
- Compete in the National Society of Illustrators student competition.
- Attend University Lectures and Syracuse Symposium events.
Study AbroadChallenge your perspective and build your resume with a study abroad experience during your four years. Consistently ranked among the top 25 international education providers in the U.S., Syracuse Abroad boasts more than 100 programs in 60 countries.
Life After Syracuse UniversityWith a degree in illustration you can enjoy a career as a/an:
- Print illustrator
- Graphic novelist
- Creative director
- Video game developer
- Animation illustrator