48 months
16760 USD/year
15062 USD/year
10543 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The work of illustrators is all around us in books and magazines, medical and scientific journals, commercial signs, posters and advertisements, product packaging, on the web and, of course, in art galleries and museums. If you want to prepare for a rewarding career in one of these fields, enroll in the Illustration program at Edinboro University.


Why Edinboro Stands Out

At Edinboro, we pride ourselves on our 100-year history of instruction in the visual arts and art education. In addition, our Art Department is accredited by National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD), which sets national standards for excellence in the field.

The curriculum of the Illustration program at Edinboro University is both broad and deep. In order to be a great illustrator, you must be highly competent in nearly all media, composition and design, be collaborative and able to work with established content. You must also be an expert communicator.

In 2019, Edinboro illustrators swept the prestigious awards presented by the Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators, winning more acclaim and money than any art school or university in western Pennsylvania.

Three faculty members with broad experience in the subfields of editorial, medical and scientific, commercial and children's book illustration will serve as your mentors. With a vast network of design, painting, drawing and print faculty to support your professional development, you will have powerful guidance toward your personal aesthetic goals and the strongest possible senior portfolio.

Along the way, you will cultivate a professional demeanor with well-rounded, problem-solving skills.

Upon graduation, you will be ready to engage in the diverse opportunities that await today's highly trained illustrators.

There is no portfolio review prior to admission. Just bring your passion for the arts and a desire to work hard in a multidisciplinary, highly supportive environment.

Your Future

With your degree and senior portfolio in hand, you’ll be ready to advance your education with a Master of Fine Arts in Illustration or an MA in Biomedical Communication. Or you will be prepared for competitive positions in the media world or to branch out as a freelance illustrator.

Recent alumni are finding success as:

  • Artifact illustrators
  • Children’s book illustrators
  • Editorial illustrators
  • Forensic illustrators
  • Magazine illustrators
  • Medical illustrators
  • Wildlife illustrators

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Two-Dimensional Design
  • Three-Dimensional Design
  • Four- Dimensional Design
  • Drawing
  • Illustration
  • Advanced Illustration

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcripts, sent directly to Edinboro from the high school attended. If applicable, also include official exam results and evidence of graduation.
  • Official test scores of English proficiency includes the Test of English as a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Duolingo English Test, GTEC CBT exam, Pearson Test of English or STEP-EIKEN.
  • Passport
  • Additional items may be requested after review of application and transcript(s).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16760 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    15062 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15062 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    10543 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10543 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Edinboro

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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