48 months
6120 USD/year
6120 USD/year
Tuition fee
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In the Illustration program at Brigham Young University, students develop skills that prepare them to excel in the competitive and evolving professional markets.


Courses prepare students to develop a portfolio, market their own artwork, and how to manage a personal business to succeed in a dynamic field. The Illustration program’s graduates have excellent job placement working within the discipline.

Illustration majors work in diverse genres and publishing markets, including children's books, young adult fiction, genre fiction, graphic novels, editorial, advertising design, concept design, motion illustration, gallery art, 3D illustration, product design, patterns & textiles, interactive illustration, and corporate and institutional publications. Illustrators often work in-house for production companies, in design studios, or as a freelancer.

Illustration Development and Concept

Students at Brigham Young University will be able to create marketable illustrations incorporating concept, rough sketches, color comps, and finished art as well as effectively communicate story concept.

Skill and Concept Mastery

Students will be able to create successful life drawings by implementing tools and procedures including proportion, gesture, balance, foreshortened perspective, composition, drapery, and structure through light and shadow.

Programme Structure


  • Painting Fundamentals
  • Intermediate Digital Illustration
  • Advanced Life Drawing
  • Design Theory and Visual Culture
  • History of American Illustration 1 (1860-1930)
  • Professional Practices for Illustrators

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Current high school students
  • Those who have only completed college credit while in high school (concurrent work/dual enrollment)
  • High school graduates with no college credit, regardless of the amount of time since high school graduation
  • Homeschool students with no college credit taken after the date they have completed their home school requirements
  • Applicants who are high school age but will not be completing high school
  • Non-high school graduates who have not completed any graded college work

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6120 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6120 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    6120 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6120 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Provo

944 - 1633 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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