Department of Science Illustration
The post-baccalaureate Science Illustration Certificate Program at California State University, Monterey Bay prepares students for a broad spectrum of successful freelance careers and staff positions. Our graduates have found jobs in a wide range of organizations, research institutions, museums, aquaria, and botanical gardens, including:
- Scientific American magazine
- National Geographic magazine
- California Academy of Sciences
- Smithsonian Institution
- American Museum of Natural History
- Scripps Institute of Oceanography
- Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew
- Cornell Lab of Ornithology
I’m actually still amazed by how much I learned over the span of ~10 months, and that I was able to become proficient enough to progress quickly from a student to freelancing professionally. This program opened doors for me in all sorts of unexpected places and embracing science illustration was one of the best choices I have ever made.
-Sarah Chen, Class of 2011
Student artist panel discussion
On June 5, 2021 students held a virtual Q&A session to describe their experience with the program. See below to view the video of this session.