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Illustration Careers

Make a living AND make a difference.

As a graduate of the Illustration program, you’ll be well-equipped to find employment with magazines, periodicals, book and software publishers, manufacturers, or working with various types of electronic media. There are also opportunities in the motion picture and video industries, and computer game design industry as well. Or you may decide to be a self-employed, freelance illustrator, and do work in several of these industries on a contract basis.

Possible Careers

 
  • Freelance Illustrator
  • Contract or In-House Illustrator
  • Technical Illustrator
  • Editorial Illustrator
  • Book Illustrator
  • Illustration Educator
  • Animator
  • Cartoonist
  • Mural Designer
  • Storyboard Artist
  • Picture Editor

Where KCAD Illustration alumni work

 

Where KCAD Illustration alumni have attended graduate school

 
  • Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY) – Master of Arts, Illustration
  • University of Hartford Art School (Hartford, CT) – Master of Fine Arts
  • University of Michigan-Flint (Flint, MI) – Master of Arts, Education Technology
  • Savannah College of Art and Design (Savannah, GA) – Master of Fine Arts
  • Lipscomb University (Nashville, TN) – Master of Arts, Education
  • Columbia College (Chicago, IL) – Master of Arts Management, Business and Entrepreneurial
  • Brigham Young University (Provo, UT) – Master of Fine Arts
  • Lesley University (Cambridge, MA) – Master of Arts, Mental Health Counseling
  • University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH) – Master of Fine Arts
  • Andrews University (Berrien Springs, MI) – Master of Architecture
  • Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ) – Master of Fine Arts

Average Yearly Income

 
  • Fine Artists and Illustrators - $54,170 national
  • Multimedia Artists and Animators - $70,300 national, $54,730 Michigan

National income statistics source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics May 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

State income statistics source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates - Michigan

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