College of Science

Department of Science Illustration

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The Science Illustration Certificate Program gives students an opportunity to learn essential creative and professional skills for building a career in science illustration and related fields. The nine month in-person program comprises of full-time sequence of studio and field courses, a series of master seminars designed to familiarize students with the business aspects and followed by a professional internship.

The 'Illustrating Nature' exhibit of student artwork will be on display at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History from May 17th until June 16th, with a reception on Friday, May 17th, from 6-9pm at the museum.

165 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950


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Learn about a career in scientific illustration.

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Calculate the cost of tuition and fees.

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Review the admission requirements.

How to Apply

Application cycle is from October 1 - February 16.  Priority application deadline is November 30.

Application Steps

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Summer Classes

Register for a class or two over the summer. 

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Meet the Faculty

Meet the instructors and view their artwork.

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Explore a list of possible internships. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about the program, what to include in your portfolio, and different components of the classroom.


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Contact Department of Science Illustration

Phone: Phone: (831) 582-3480

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Building: Green Hall: 100 Campus Center, Building 58, Seaside, CA 93955

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.