Minor in Illustration

Program Requirements

Our Mission: 

The Illustration minor prepares students to enter a world where boundaries between artistic disciplines are constantly changing and art is activated in the service of multiple audiences, in diverse venues and across existing and emerging markets. This minor provides a curriculum emphasizing strong concepts, proficient skills, and civic mindedness to support the communication needs of a variety of contexts, including client-led publications, merchandise, and self-directed exhibitions. A balance of conceptual, historical, and technical instruction helps students locate their own style, voice, and conceptual foothold to meet the rich opportunities afforded by today’s shifting creative landscape.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Students enrolled in Illustration Minor will:

  • Articulate the relationship between their major and minor(s) and how these will help them achieve personal and professional goals. 
  • Develop and apply interdisciplinary skills, experiences, and knowledge in fields outside of their majors.
  • Develop an art/design practice that is grounded in two or more disciplines.

Course Requirements

Illustration Minor Required Courses: 15 credits of Graphic Design courses

This can be 5 studio courses or 4 studio courses + 1 LAS course.

Students select courses based on guidance from the Director of Interdisciplinary Studies, Minor Area Heads and Academic Advisors and must follow prerequisites when applicable. For the full list of courses that will count for this minor, along with recommended courses to take first, see the Minors Course Lists on the Registration page of the Dashboard (my.otis.edu). Students are advised to take minor classes in place of studio electives (or in place of one LAS elective), or for majors without electives by taking one extra class in each of 5 semesters spread out between sophomore and senior year.

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