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Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design

Minor in Illustration (Minors)

Students on Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Spring 2020 requirements ILLUSTRMIN

The Illustration Minor teaches students to communicate ideas through images. Course offerings incorporate a range of disciplines including drawing, painting, game design, industrial/product design, fashion illustration, architectural rendering, book illustration, and graphic novels. Students work with faculty from various areas to cultivate skills, critical thinking strategies, conceptual clarity, and originality. Studio practice is augmented by research and analysis of art and illustration history.


The minor requires at least 18 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Introductory Courses.
    1. Drawing. One (1) course:
      • SOAD-A 102 Creative Core: Drawing
    2. Introductory Electives. Two (2) courses:
      • SOAD-D 202 Interior Visualization
      • SOAD-F 213 Fashion Design I: Research and Illustration
      • SOAD-S 200 Drawing I
      • SOAD-S 201 Figure Drawing and Anatomy
      • SOAD-S 210 Digital Art: Survey and Practice
      • SOAD-S 230 Painting I
      • SOAD-S 240 Printmaking I
      • SOAD-S 250 Graphic Design I
      • FOLK-F 235 Personal Narratives: A Course in Folklore and Literature
  2. Advanced Courses. Nine (9) credit hours:
    • SOAD-S 300 Drawing II
    • SOAD-S 330 Painting II
    • SOAD-S 403 Anatomy for the Artist
    • ARTH-A 336 The Graphic Novel
    • MSCH-G 320 Game Art and Sound
  3. Minor GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    4. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. Exceptions to minor requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.