Jun 03, 2023  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog (DRAFT) 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog (DRAFT)

Visual Art: Illustration, AA (VART-AA-ILL)

Location(s): Housatonic, Manchester, Tunxis

DRAFT CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this draft catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this draft catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • This catalog is a draft to be finalized in the Spring of 2023. The policies, courses and programs described are not applicable until the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

This program prepares students with a foundation of courses in art and provides them with an opportunity to pursue a career as an illustrator or in a related field that includes animation, cartooning, and fine arts.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates should be able to: 

  • Become competent in a variety of artistic and digital media.
  • Develop the ability to identify, analyze, and solve design problems.
  • Obtain an understanding of the aesthetics of illustration and of the history and current state of design. 
  • Become proficient in the selection and use of relevant technologies and computer software in illustration. 
  • Ability to use available software and non-digital processes to sketch, model, and produce an illustration. 
  • Design and develop an illustration from sketch to mockup to finished process. 

  • Become proficient in presenting work as well as discussing and constructively critiquing the work of others.

Visual Art General Education Core (21-23 credits)

Illustration Option Courses (15 credits)

Total Credits: 60-62