Students in the BYU Illustration program develop skills that prepare them to excel in competitive and evolving markets. As successful professional illustrators, the faculty bring their real-world experiences and insights into the classroom. Courses prepare students to manage the professional business and marketing aspects of their careers. BYU Illustration students continue to win many prestigious awards, and graduates enjoy excellent opportunities for professional placement in the discipline. The Illustration program offers merit-based scholarships and brings internationally acclaimed artists to present and discuss their work. As a bridge to professional practice, the program provides opportunities for students to participate in conferences, field trips, internships, and study abroad.