Careers in illustration

Become an art director. Become a book illustrator. Become an illustrator for game design. As a SCAD-trained artist, you'll learn to use everything from cutting-edge digital technology to tried-and-true pen and ink to create dazzling illustrations. An array of careers await, from creating film storyboards to commercial illustrations to designing book covers, and our ace faculty and world-leading curriculum can bring you right to the top.

Launch your career as a professional:

  • Art director
  • Book illustrator
  • Illustrator for game design

And get recruited and hired by the best of the best:

  • Walt Disney Imagineering
  • Comedy Central
  • The New York Times

Launch your career as a professional illustrator

At SCAD, you'll have access to the leading minds and latest technology in the industry, as well as the resources, mentors and nurturing environment you need to land your dream job.

"I am blown away by [SCAD]. It's just really incredible — it goes way beyond any kind facilities or any kind of training that I had. It's really unbelievable."

Steven Charny | Creative director at Topix Media Lab
Illustration student sketching with colored pencils

SCAD will see you to success

We support our students both within the classroom and beyond. As part of that effort, the SCAD office of career and alumni success offers students and graduates an array of career-building services, including:

  • Résumé development
  • Portfolio building
  • Mock interviews
  • Self-promotion
  • Assistance finding internships and employment opportunities

With professional guidance and one-on-one advising, SCAD will help you kick-start your creative career.

Take the next step

Put your creative career in motion and explore SCAD's illustration degree programs. Degrees are available in Atlanta, Hong Kong, Savannah and online via eLearning.

  - Atlanta    - Hong Kong    - Savannah    - eLearning