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    Illustration or Drawing & Painting???

    I attend the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. I'm currently a Drawing & Painting major but I'm wondering if Illustration would be a better fit for concept art. Thoughts?

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    Either way is fine, I've seen people from both sides do it. Your only advantage on illustration is printmaking and possibly digital illustration but I never did full on study of illustration but that is what most do anyways.

    It doesn't matter what major you do, just build a solid drawing foundation and move on. Unless your really prone to want to do something.

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    Totally depends on the focus of the departments and instructors at that particular school.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell View Post
    Totally depends on the focus of the departments and instructors at that particular school.
    While this is true, at most schools I think illustration is going to be the better bet. Drawing and Painting departments tend to be much more oriented towards the fine arts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meloncov View Post
    While this is true, at most schools I think illustration is going to be the better bet. Drawing and Painting departments tend to be much more oriented towards the fine arts.
    Exactly, but there are exceptions.


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    Thanks for the input, guys!

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    It's do-able as a Drawing+Painting (read:Fine Arts major), but you're much better off being an Illustration major. Since it is far more focused on visual narrative/storytelling and communicating ideas (which is the basis of concept art). And most schools nowadays that have ILL as a major will have classes geared towards concepts, design, and digital media. /an Illustration major at a different school

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    Xensoldier-- Totally Agree, and this helped me on my thoughts to what the industry is based on

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