Seneca Polytechnic

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Independent Illustration

Seneca Polytechnic

Field of Study:Illustration
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,222
International: $20,604


This four-semester program is best suited for you if you have a strong interest in visual arts, visual storytelling and a desire to work in the freelance illustration field. As a student in the program, you’ll have the opportunity to specialize in your area of interest while showcasing your own unique style. You'll develop skills in the traditional artistic realm of wet and dry media (drawing, painting, and sculpture), as well as in digital media, for the creation and final output of illustration. You'll learn a breadth of illustrative applications and techniques for a variety of audiences, including children, web and game users, viewers of journalism and advertising, as well as comics and graphic novel readers. During the course of this program, you'll build a strong portfolio of illustration work for a wide range of practical applications. Additionally, the English and Liberal Studies options will help you develop the strong written and verbal communication skills that are integral to success in the illustration industry.


Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.0]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Portfolio
- Attend an admission session and complete a drawing and writing assignment
- Submit a portfolio of work online – the portfolio should include:
- Three life drawings
- Two drawings of your own hand
- Two object drawings
- Two environment drawings
- Two drawings of your choice
- A written profile
- A resume with the focus on any professional or volunteer positions that demonstrate creative or artistic talents

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on April 22, 2023