The focus of illustration is visual communication, but how that visual statement is presented determines how effective that communication is. A concentration in illustration provides students with classes that expose them to the various types and styles of illustration, both traditional and digital, and to their applications in the professional world. A strong emphasis will be placed on concept and critical thinking, allowing the student to present their unique vision. This then culminates into the student’s execution of the completed visual. Assignments are "real world" focused complete with specifics and deadlines. In addition, students are exposed through lectures and online links to illustrators working in the current visual industry.