JPCatholic’s Illustration program forms artists to create imagery that brings powerful ideas and narratives to life for a variety of professional pursuits. Using both traditional and digital media techniques, students will learn to develop and refine methods of conceptualization and image-making while acquiring an effective use of visual language. JPCatholic uniquely combines this hands-on education with a rigorous Humanities core curriculum. The Humanities Core in literature, art, and music enables students to bring depth into their visual creations through engagement with the greatest creative artists throughout history.
Talented Illustrators have many expansive opportunities today beyond the traditional work needed in the editorial and publishing world. Illustrators are key in the worlds of apparel design, advertising, marketing, industrial and product design, gaming, and more. JPCatholic’s program will enable you to become a skillful illustrator capable of dynamically adapting to the opportunities presented in the marketplace.
Impact culture for Christ and grow in faith and understanding through a rich sequence of Scripture based Theology courses and Philosophy courses.
Prepare yourself for the industry with foundational skills in marketing, management, and entrepreneurial thinking.
Study the human condition by actively engaging in an exploration of art, literature, culture, politics, economics, and more.
Students have access to a number of Wacom Intuos Pro tablets in addition to the Illustration Studio, a designated classroom designed for drawing and fine art classes. Equipped with drawing horses (benches), a model platform, storage space, and a display wall, this compact studio provides a focused environment for art students to hone their skills. Adobe Creative Cloud products are available on iMac workstations in the media lab.LEARN MORE
With small class sizes and mentorship, professors are able to provide individualized training. They bring decades of experience and unique perspectives from varied backgrounds in Illustration and Animation.
Adjunct Professor of Art
Professor of Animation & Design
Eric Van Hamersveld
Adjunct Professor of 2D Animation
Professor of Creative Writing & Chair of Humanities & Theology
Adjunct Professor of Humanities
Humanities Program Overview
Illustrator Spotlight: Developing an Eye for Perspective | Evie Watkins
Sam Wurth: The Vital Power of Creativity | Why We Create
Adriana DeCarlo: Loving Your Art Where It's At | Why We Create
Professor Eric Van Hamersveld: Charting Your Career in Animation | Faculty Spotlight
Portraying Anxiety Through Animation | Senior Project Spotlight
Catalina Rojas: Capturing Light and Shadow | Illustration Spotlight
How I Started My Career in Motion Graphic Design | Alumni Spotlight with Ben West
Marie-Thérèse Hallagan: Creating in Community | Why We Create