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Graphic Illustration, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Maryland City, MD, United States
This Graphic Illustration hybrid major offered by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore maximizes students’ flexibility, allowing them to pursue careers in illustration (book and magazine covers, children’s books, logo design, comic books, and cartoons) as well as graphic design (layouts for books, magazines, and the web).
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The Graphic Illustration concentration infuses 21st century technology with traditional studio skills. Graduates enter the job market with the skills and experience to shape their own future.

Key facts:

The  University of Maryland Eastern Shore has:

  • Classes in sequential arts (comic books)
  • dedicated faculty of working artists who will inspire and motivate students
  • annual field trips to museums in NY, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.
  • active student art organization (Envision Club).
  • large Macintosh computer lab (one-per-student, no waiting).

Recent graduates have gone on to:

  • found a graphic-design firm.
  • illustrate textbooks.
  • work as freelance illustrators.
  • start a comic book studio.
  • complete MFA programs.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    121 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Illustration
  • Advanced Representational Painting
  • Anatomy for Artists
  • Representational Painting
  • Foundations of Visual Computing

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

General Requirements

  • Completed application for undergraduate admission along with the non-refundable $35 application fee.
  • Official copy of the high school transcript showing grades earned through the junior year, courses in progress in the senior year, and a cumulative grade point average.
  • Official score report of the SAT or ACT with the Writing Component
  • Highly recommended, yet not required: 
  • Type-written (250 words) personal statement that expresses who you are and why you want to attend UMES. 
  • Letter of Recommendation from a Teacher, Counselor, School or Community Leader. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15828 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15828 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15828 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15828 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    5418 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5418 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Maryland City

  • 1610 - 2730 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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