Call for Program Advisory Board Members: Illustration Diploma, Seneca College

Illustration grad – Sunny Singh

Call for Program Advisory Board Members
Illustration Diploma
Seneca College School of Creative Arts and Animation

Seneca College is seeking individuals to serve as advisors for the Illustration diploma – in particular equity seeking groups including women, the LGBTQ2S+ community, persons with disabilities, Black, Indigenous and other persons of colour.

The Illustration Diploma offered within the School of Creative Arts and Animation at Seneca College is a four-semester diploma that combines traditional illustrative media, digital media and business skills. It educates the independent artist to succeed in the rapidly changing world of professional illustration. In addition to building on visual art skills such as drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and digital media, students also set up their own business. With website, accounting, marketing and revenue generating skills in the curriculum, students will succeed as entrepreneurial artists. Graduates go on to work in children’s and comic book illustration, editorial, spot and advertising illustration and concept art for TV, film and game animation.

In their final semester, Seneca illustration students select one area of specialization as a focus for their final thesis illustration project. The four areas are flexible to student interests and include children’s book illustration, comics illustration, editorial illustration and visual development. In consultation with their professor/mentor, students generate a production timeline and meet scheduled benchmarks in order to begin the practice of meeting realistic industry deadlines. During this process, students track their time for each stage of the project, gaining valuable insight into estimating, workback flows and client communication. Students engage in research and consider the potential employment avenues to pursue after graduation.

Advisory members would meet with Seneca faculty and staff to learn from your experience to help inform the direction of curriculum. The full framework and terms for advisory members can be found at

If you are interested in being considered for a position on this advisory committee, please complete this simple form at A representative will review all expressions of interest and will respond within two weeks of your submission. Thank you.

Application Deadline: May 19, 2022

The meetings will be conducted in English with ASL support available if requested.

Please address any questions to:

JoAnn Purcell PhD, A.O.C.A.
Pronouns: she/her
Program Coordinator/Faculty
Illustration and Art Fundamentals
School of Creative Arts and Animation

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