B.F.A. in Drawing & Illustration

Earn a B.F.A. in Drawing and Illustration

Herron’s Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Drawing and Illustration gives students broad exposure to both traditional and non-traditional illustration and drawing techniques in all media. It includes intensive, hands-on experience with the latest digital technology. Students develop their imaginations and stylistic voice, and become part of a lineage of famous Herron artists from Bill Justice to Jared Lee to Rob Day.


This program meets the educational requirements as mandated by the National Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

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Plan of study

This is the distribution of the 125 credit hours required to complete the B.F.A. in Drawing and Illustration degree. Please refer to the degree map below for more details.

  • General Education Core Requirements (30 credits, may include H101 and H102)
  • Foundation Studies (20 credits)
  • Art History, Theory, and Criticism (15 credits, H101, H102, and H103, plus 2 Art History electives)
  • Drawing and Illustration Requirements (36 credits)
  • Studio Art Electives (21 credits)
  • A Critical Approach to Art (3 credits, J410)
  • English Literature (3 credits)
  • Elective (3 credits)