Illustration & Animation Curriculum


Each of the four concentrations of the Design BFA degree consist of a carefully-arranged sequence of courses that follow a four-year track from the fall semester of a student's year of admission to the program. 

The below curriculum is subject to change. Once enrolled in the program, students should contact their academic advisor for the most up-to-date and accurate degree plan.

First year - Fall
CourseHours
BDS 101: Think and Make I3
BDS 103: Drawing for Design3
HA 150/160: Western Art History3
KU Core Social Science3
English 101: Composition3
First year - Spring
CourseHours
ILLU 200: Foundations in Illustration3
VISC 200: Foundations in Typography3
ADS 340: History & Philosophy of Design3
DRWG 213: Life Drawing I3
ENGL 102 or ENGL 1053
ADS 320: KU Design Lecture Series1
Second Year - Fall
CourseHours
ILLU 205: Drawing Media for Illustration3
ILLU 315: Intro to Illustration3
PNTG 263: Painting I or PHTO Elective3
HA Elective Requirement3
ENGL 203, 205, 209, 210 or 2113
ADS 320: KU Design Lecture Series1
Second Year - Spring
CourseHours
ILLU 405: Drawing Media for Illustration II3
ILLU 410: Fundamentals of Animation4
PNTG 263: Painting I or PHTO Elective3
HA 151/161: Western Art Hist. (Renais.-Contemp.)3
KU Core Quantitative Literacy3
ADS 320: KU Design Lecture Series1
Third Year - Fall
CourseHours
ILLU 415: Illustration Concepts4
ILLU 425: Concept Art4
ADS 401: Ethics in Design3
KU Core Human Diversity3
ADS 320: KU Design Lecture Series1
Third Year - Spring
CourseHours
ILLU 435: Sequence & Narrative Illustration4
ILLU 445: Advanced Concept Art3
Professional Studies Requirement3
Academic Concentration Requirement3
KU Core Oral Communication3
Capstone Year - Fall
CourseHours
ILLU 510: Advanced Animation4
ILLU 535: Promo and Marketing for Illustration I3
Academic Concentration Requirement3
KU Core Natural Science3
Capstone Year - Spring
CourseHours
ILLU 545: Promo and Marketing for Illustration II4
Professional Studies Requirement3
Academic Concentration Requirement3
General Elective Requirement3