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Program Information

School:Dawson College
Faculty:Creative & Applied Arts
Field of Study:Illustration
Description:The Illustration program is a three-year technical program that prepares students to work as professional illustrators in various areas of the industry such as advertising, magazine and book editorials, publishing, animation, video games, concept art, multimedia, packaging, manufacturing, film, theatre sets, engineering, architecture, fashion and textiles. Dawson is the only anglophone college in Quebec to offer the Illustration specialization.

Illustrators are visual artists who work in the communications sector, either for a company or as freelancers. They are often entrepreneurs who start their own businesses, who may hire or partner with other illustrators and collaborators. Graduates of the Illustration program are fluent in use of current digital media and traditional illustration skills.
URL:Illustration at Dawson College
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $164

All returning students are required to pay their regular student fees ($164) in full by June 7, 2017 before registering for their courses. New students are required to pay the $164 in full by June 30, 2017 before they register. Payments may be made in full before registration by cash, debit card, Visa, MasterCard, money order or cheque. Post dated cheques will not be accepted. Any remaining fees (non-resident of Quebec, convocation fees, part time in-program fees, etc…) will be assessed by August 22 and due by September 8, 2017. Late payment fees of $25.00 will be applied to overdue accounts.

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Applicants must have a Diploma of Secondary Studies (DES) or equivalent, including Secondary V Language of Instruction, Secondary V Second Language, Secondary IV Science, Secondary IV Mathematics, and Secondary IV History. Students with a DES missing any of the above subjects may be admitted, space permitting, but may be required to complete remedial courses.

    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Statement of Research Interests
    • Portfolio
    An in-person assessment is required for all applicants to the program. This is usually scheduled for the end of March or early April. Applicants must present a portfolio of visual artworks, complete a timed drawing exercise, and submit a letter of intent. Please visit the website for more information on requirements.

    * 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 August 06, 2017