B.A. On Campus


Concordia University Wisconsin

48 months
30060 USD/year
30060 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Illustrators are an important part of the world; they bring a unique beauty to all they create and inspire us to imagine a world full of endless possibilities. If you are starting to get excited about all that can be accomplished through illustration and you love the process of drawing, consider applying to the Illustration program of Concordia University Wisconsin.


Make your mark on the world

Do you find yourself staring at shadows and everyday objects to understand how light moves? Would you like to learn how to express visuals in new ways? If you are nodding “yes” to at least one of these, you may have just discovered your future career: Professional Illustrator. Drawing offers you the chance to communicate without using words. Through both physical and digital illustrations, we can share in common experiences of beauty, joy, and pain (among others).

To be successful within the Illustration program of Concordia University Wisconsin, you must possess an exceptional drawing ability. Because we want you to have every opportunity to develop your skills, CUW has partnered with the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) to create the illustration bachelor’s degree. Your 18 credits that take place at MIAD allow you to use the very latest in illustration concepts and technologies. Most of your classes (all core requirements, over half major requirements, and your minor) will be taught right on the CUW campus. You will experiment with both digital and physical illustration mediums to develop your own unique illustration style. Because aspiring illustrators need to distinguish themselves in the workplace, we recommend choosing a compatible minor in business or marketing.

What to expect

Illustration is a very competitive field, demanding excellent drawing skills and the ability to produce images quickly and meet firm deadlines. You can anticipate this same rigour during your time as a student. Faculty will expect you to spend a substantial amount of each day on observational drawing to improve your technical abilities. A great deal of patience, self-discipline, and dedication will be asked of you. Upon graduation, you will be well-equipped to create both physical and digital drawings for books, magazines, websites, and other media.


  • Graphic Designer
  • Multimedia Artist
  • Mechanical Drafter

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 2-D Composition
  • Digital Photography
  • Drawing for Art Majors
  • Drawing II:Assorted Media
  • Color & Media Dynamics
  • Painting

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Plan to apply 3-4 months prior to your intended start date.


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduation from the equivalent of US high school 
  • GPA equivalency of a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Proof of English language proficiency with minimum scores of 61 TOEFL, 6 IELTS or 55 PTE (students without these scores can still apply for conditional admission)
  • ACT or SAT is not required for admission, but a result will increase scholarship options

Tuition Fee

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    30060 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 30060 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    30060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30060 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Mequon

1621 - 2688 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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