We are here to help you nurture and grow the artist within you while preparing for your professional career. Develop your own expression as you learn the basic techniques. Study the history of art and the work of noted artists. Explore the abstract, representational, experimental and conceptual facets of drawing and illustration. Create graphics to enhance or explain the meaning of a writer’s text.With a concentration in drawing/illustration, find the freedom to work in a variety of media – pen and ink, pencil, charcoal, pastels, or even computer software. Discover the nuances of shapes, perspective and color theory. Develop your skills with figures, still life and gesture drawing. At Olivet, you can:
Putting knowledge to workLearn about budgeting and adjusting for reality. Collaborate with other departments on design projects, such as:
Volunteer to be part of the annual Homecoming for Kids. Plan and lead hands-on art activities for children under age 10 while earning practicum hours.Plan and be part of community art projects. Students recently created a mural for a homeless shelter in Kankakee. They first sketched it, then painted it — giving their opinions, combining their ideas, working as a team.Enjoy class trips to Chicago – gallery visits, gallery talks, insights into careers in art, tours of the Art Institute of Chicago, and so much more. We encourage all students to be part of a study abroad program, such as the Council for Christian Colleges and University’s Best Semester program. Expand your knowledge and deepen your understand of other countries and cultures.Most students complete internships and/or externships. During the academic year, work on campus. Discover off-campus opportunities to pursue over the summer. Get credit, get paid and get job experience.Careers
You might be interested in a career in drawing and illustration if you:
Possible careers include: book illustrator, video game illustrator, medical illustrator, scientific illustrator, cartoonist, sketch artist, multimedia artist, storyboard artist, graphic artist, comic book illustrator, poster artist
Freshman Art Scholarship FormDrawing/Illustration concentration is part of the Department of Art and Digital Media within the College of Arts and Sciences.
Augment your natural, artistic ability with the skills and knowledge you need to build a successful career.
Mary Beth Koszut