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Upon completion and passing the 12 required courses in the Commercial Illustration Program, students will automatically qualify for certification. Students will also have the option of submitting a portfoilo of their work which involves sending the student’s final portfolio to a panel of top industry illustrators and client representatives. Students would have up to a year to complete portfolios for this submission.

Illustration by Andrew McDermott

Courses

This course is an introduction to the theory and application of color in art and design. Through class lectures, assignments and activities, you will examine colour through the lens of science, art history, psychology, sociology, cultural theory and contemporary advertising design. This exploration will provide you with a foundation in traditional color theory, while extending your formal and technical knowledge of colour.

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This course is not offered at this time. Please email jburgess@langara.ca for details.

For the prospective illustration student, learn to see and draw more believable figures by exploring the structure of proportion, balance, gesture, and value from an artistic perspective. Working with line drawing, tonal studies, and colour wash you will develop visual awareness and gain confidence in interpreting the fascinating human figure from life models.Note: Bring pad of 18" x 24" cartridge paper (not folded), two bull clips and drawing pencil or conte stick to first class. A supply list will be emailed prior to start of class.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location

This course is not offered at this time. Please email jburgess@langara.ca for details.

Many great artists of the past were in tune with the idea of visual communication and the need to connect with the audiences of their day. As illustration progressed from the 19th to the 20th centuries the advent of offset printing created what is now called the Golden Age of Illustration and the rest as they say is history. With this exciting and unique take on the traditional art history class, students will follow the styles and art movements that influenced illustration from the invention of the printing press to present-day digital media. This will also be a hands-on approach to learning, with drawing and painting exercises mixed with lecture and visual presentation.Note: A supply list will be emailed prior to start of class.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location

This course is not offered at this time. Please email jburgess@langara.ca for details.

Illustration is the visual communication of an idea, a story, or a message that appears in editorial, advertising, and publishing media, and it begins with drawing. This course will develop your drawing to clearly communicate your own ideas through strong composition, an understanding of perspective, and familiarity with different materials.Note: A supply list will be emailed prior to start of class.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location

This course is not offered at this time. Please email jburgess@langara.ca for details.

In this course students will have chosen a specific direction as far as illustration style and content is concerned. They will be given open ended intensive projects that will be directly aimed at creating professional quality portfolios both hard copy and electronic. They will also be given direction in the creation of personal web-sites and marketing possibilities that relate to the different fields of where illustration is moving in our changing industry such as digital and social media applications, in-house comping and story-boarding for agencies and design firm and gallery and fine art approach.A supply list will be emailed prior to start of class.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location

This course is not offered at this time. Please email jburgess@langara.ca for details.

In this course, you will learn a variety of techniques to be able to visually communicate what you want to achieve, how to tackle and problem-solve with different media, and to understand their properties and effectiveness. You will also learn to make intelligent colour decisions based on known illustration principles, gain the ability to create a successful value rendering, and to translate with the use of limited colour. Note: A supply list will be emailed prior to start of class.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location

This course is not offered at this time. Please email jburgess@langara.ca for details.

In this next level of life drawing students will continue to study the forms and proportions of the human figure, as in Level 1, but with an illustration-based direction. With the life model as a source of reference there will be more emphasis on how figure drawing relates to illustration in a storytelling and narrative capacity. Students will work on exercises involving the human figure while continuing to learn the basics of anatomy and proportion. Various media ranging from graphite, watercolour, pastels, and acrylic will continue to be employed as students begin understanding how the figure relates to the environment it exists in.Note: A supply list will be emailed prior to start of class.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location

This course is not offered at this time. Please email jburgess@langara.ca for details.