Drawing & Illustration

Experiment across disciplines

At Herron, you’ll push boundaries through continual exploration. You can explore different approaches to storytelling by experimenting with photography, printmaking, and sculpture. The resulting experiences will provide a framework for your artistic development.

Cultivate your creative voice

You will learn how to process everything – ideas, concepts, messages – through your own unique perspective, born out of your experiences and tastes, and an ever-evolving sense of style that you will invent and develop over time.

I've just loved every semester. I really enjoy character development, creating otherworldly environments, and bringing my imagination to the drawing table.

Maggie Richter (B.F.A. Drawing & Illustration '17)

Facilities

Our facilities are equipped with the latest equipment and technology, and you have your choice of studio spaces to bring your creations to life in many forms, whether through the medium of 3-D printing, sculpture, or photography.

  • Light tables
  • Digital labs
  • Digitizing tablets
  • Shooting studio
  • LCD projectors
  • Critique rooms
  • Individual studios
  • In-house gallery space

Professional opportunities

Graduates of Herron’s drawing and illustration program are prepared to communicate ideas for an array of professional work, including in-house and freelance illustration as well as design. As a skilled storyteller, you will emerge ready to launch a career in nearly any field – from advertising to video games.

Pursue your calling as a professional:

  • Children's book illustrator
  • Editorial illustrator
  • Animator
  • Illustration agent
  • Comic artist or graphic novelist
  • Storyboard or concept artist
  • Set or exhibition designer
  • Toy or product designer
  • Surface designer
  • Packaging designer
  • Scientific or technical illustrator
  • Museum worker
  • Freelance artist or designer
  • Educator

Faculty

Anila Quayyum Agha

Anila Quayyum Agha

Associate Professor

C B

Chelsea Bill

Adjunct Instructor

P D

Patrick Driscoll

Adjunct Instructor

M E

Matthew Eickhoff

Adjunct Instructor

Vance  Farrow

Vance Farrow

Associate Professor

B H

Barbara Horlander

Adjunct Instructor

Lowell Isaac

Lowell Isaac

Visiting Lecturer

S J

Sarah Jones

Adjunct Instructor

Craig McDaniel

Craig McDaniel

Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs, Professor

K O

Kathleen O’Connell

Associate Professor

Earl Snellenberger

Earl Snellenberger

Adjunct Instructor

J V

James Vining

Adjunct Instructor

R Y

Robert Young

Adjunct Instructor

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