closeup of student's hands drawing


The Illustration Program encourages the development of imaginative and ambitious solutions to visual storytelling. Students take a variety of courses such as drawing, painting, and computer art to develop the skill set necessary for effective visual communication. Lectures and projects inspire creative approaches to narrative, design strategies, and experimental practices. Upper division illustration classes focus on developing a student’s unique artistic perspective and introducing the realities of the professional field. Faculty will emphasize the importance of dedicated work habits, consistency, and flexibility as they prepare you for a productive and successful career.

Degrees offered

  • BFA, Art (Illustration)
  • Classes taken in this area can be applied towards a BA, Art

 Illustration Faculty

Mariano Gonzales
Professor, Printmaking, Graphic Design & Illustration
ARTS 305
(907) 786-1734


Lucas Elliot

Adjunct Professor of Art, Illustration
(907) 786-1766


Student Work

Girl and Large White Wolf
Male and Female Figures Bound in Tree
Stationary Study
Girl with Flowers in Her Hair
Study of Sheep Head
Study of Wolf Head

Paying for Your Education 

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