BS in Digital Design – Illustration Degree Online Illustrate Your Imagination


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100% online,* 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Do you love the idea of using your artistic abilities to convey important ideas? With Liberty’s Bachelor of Science (BS) in Digital Design – Illustration Design, you can learn how to create illustrations for print and digital media. This program provides a strong foundation in areas like drawing, typography, vector illustration, and publication design. By earning your online illustration degree at Liberty, you can hone your design skills and become equipped to create art that informs and inspires.

From storybooks and cartoons to advertisements and video games, many forms of media use illustrations to communicate narratives, explain information, persuade consumers, increase visual appeal, and so much more! At Liberty, you can gain the specialized knowledge and hands-on training you need to pursue a career in this exciting field. Whether you enjoy creating physical art or using modern technology to develop engaging digital content, our illustration and digital design degree online can help you succeed.

*Some exclusions apply. Please refer to our exclusions page for more information.

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  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

We know that, as you’re researching colleges with illustration majors, you need a school that prioritizes your academic and career success. That’s why Liberty’s illustration degree online provides a mix of virtual learning material and opportunities for you to gain real-world experience. In this program, you’ll study under seasoned faculty who have years of experience working in digital design and illustration. Under their guidance, you can gain an insider’s look at the industry and develop essential knowledge that can help give you a leg up in the professional world.

We’ve designed our online programs to meet the needs of full-time students and working professionals alike. Maybe you’re a digital design professional seeking new opportunities, or perhaps you’re hoping to enter this exciting field for the first time. You may even be looking to build your portfolio so you can highlight your best work and visually display your accomplishments for both job and graduate school applications. No matter what your goals are, we’re committed to helping you lead with excellence and integrity.

In this illustration degree online, you’ll study important aspects of graphic design, art history, and 2D and 3D design. You’ll also examine the connection between art, culture, and technology. Ultimately, you can come to understand how art, design, and communication can be used to create meaningful narratives for a variety of audiences.

Within the illustration design specialization, you’ll explore a variety of traditional and digital art forms, including drawing, typography, vector illustration, publication design, and digital imaging. You’ll also take an in-depth look at graphic design techniques. In addition to completing online illustration classes, you’ll participate in a practicum and an internship — giving you the opportunity to boost your résumé and increase your marketability. Our professional practices course is designed to help you present your work and go through the job interview process as an artist — thus facilitating your move from the classroom to the workforce.

Upon completion of our online illustration courses, you can be better equipped to:

  • Apply typographic rules and measurements to composition
  • Create illustrations for both print and web using the functions and features of a professional drawing program
  • Follow the steps of the design process to develop conceptual ideas for illustration
  • Produce drawings that use technical and creative aspects to structure and articulate ideas
  • Utilize technical skills to proficiently create publications such as books, magazines, catalogs, and promotional materials

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Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!

Undergraduate Full Time $390/Credit
Undergraduate Part Time $455/Credit
Military Undergraduate $250/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course)*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)
  • Potential college credit for military training

*Not applicable to certificates.