Reinvent your creative voice

Each year a select and diverse group of creative people come to study at Syracuse University’s esteemed master of fine arts (M.F.A.) illustration program from around the U.S. and the world. Some students are recent college graduates, and others have professional experience, while some have minimal art education.

Lisa Hu G'17 | Fishbowl Lisa Hu G'17 | Fishbowl
Tong Su G'17 | Journey Tong Su G'17 | Journey
Tong Su G'17 | Cigarettes Tong Su G'17 | Cigarettes
Tong Su G'17 | Whale Tong Su G'17 | Whale
Tong Su G'17 | Miss Vulpe and Her Little Princess Tong Su G'17 | Miss Vulpe and Her Little Princess
Shaluliu Huang G'18 | King Arthur Shaluliu Huang G'18 | King Arthur
Shaluliu Huang G'18 | Alice in the Afternoon Tea World Shaluliu Huang G'18 | Alice in the Afternoon Tea World
Sijia Hong G'18 | Rapunzel Sijia Hong G'18 | Rapunzel
Sijia Hong G'18 | Immortal Weapon Sijia Hong G'18 | Immortal Weapon
Heather Ryerson G’16 | Hel's Gate Heather Ryerson G’16 | Hel's Gate
Kejun "Sherry" Zhao G’15 | Untitled Kejun "Sherry" Zhao G’15 | Untitled
Kejun "Sherry" Zhao G’15 | Untitled Kejun "Sherry" Zhao G’15 | Untitled
Kejun "Sherry" Zhao G’15 | Untitled Kejun "Sherry" Zhao G’15 | Untitled
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But no matter where you start, Syracuse’s intimate illustration program with its worldwide reach offers online coursework in addition to classes at its two New York City locations (the Fisher Center and Lubin House) as well as in Syracuse; Los Angeles; and Florence, Italy. You'll study with award-winning, full-time faculty and part-time instructors while interacting with top-level national and international industry professionals.

Our course offerings are as diverse as our students. Come to build on your undergraduate portfolio, reinvent your creative voice, or develop your teaching skills. Expand your knowledge, stay to discover your visual voice, and make your mark!

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Application deadline: February 1 for fall admission. Illustration currently does not offer spring admission.