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The M.F.A. in Illustration is a terminal degree program whose curriculum is created specifically for students interested in developing a body of illustrated work dedicated to image and serial image making for commercial application that will make them competitive locally, regionally and nationally. The program will also address essential educational needs including: personal stylistic development; advanced concepts in marketing, branding and practical business applications; storytelling; historical and theoretical frameworks; as well as teaching illustration.

Courses You'll Take

The Illustration curriculum embraces and integrates various levels of graduate-level illustration courses, portfolio and thesis development. Students will also have the opportunity to explore historical aspects, theory of design, and more.

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Scholarships & Tuition Waivers

The UCO College of Fine Arts and Design annually awards more than $150,000 in scholarships with more than 90 scholarship opportunities.  Our talented and ambitious students ensure that CFAD remains a center for excellence in the fine and performing arts. CFAD scholarships recognize the dedication displayed in the classroom, in performances and in exhibitions, as well as help our students make their studies a primary focal point and not monetary stress.

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Illustration career opportunities include: 

  • Web Design
  • Print Design
  • Advertising Design
  • Creative Director
  • Art Director
  • Package Designer


Take advantage of these opportunities which may spark your interest and even boost your resume.