One of the most prestigious programs of its kind in the nation, the Science Illustration Certificate at California State University, Monterey Bay, prepares students who are sought after by renowned institutions and publications around the world.

Graduates’ work can be found at museums and science centers such as the Smithsonian Institution, New York’s American Museum of Natural History, California Science Center and the Los Angeles Museum of Natural History; in top science magazines such as National Geographic, Scientific American, American Scientist, Nature, Natural History and Audubon; at zoos, aquaria, and botanical gardens such as the National Zoo, Washington, D.C., the Monterey Bay Aquarium; Kew Botanical Gardens, U.K.; as well as U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and hundreds of equally respected organizations.

For additional information and application requirements visit our website scienceillustration.org

Required Courses:

  • SICP 501SICP 501: Intro to Natural Sci. Illustra
  • SICP 502SICP 502: Field Sketching
  • SICP 503SICP 503: Information Graphics
  • SICP 512SICP 512: Special Topics Sci Illustra
  • SICP 504SICP 504: Natural Sci. Illustr. in Color
  • SICP 505SICP 505: Applied Tech in Nat. Sci Illus
  • SICP 506SICP 506: Applied Tech Color Sci Illustr
  • SICP 508SICP 508: Design of Information Graphics
  • SICP 507SICP 507: Applied Tech Color Sci Illustr
  • SICP 509SICP 509: Botanical Illustration
  • SICP 510SICP 510: Zoological Illustration
  • SICP 511SICP 511: Interactivity Info Graphics
  • SICP 513SICP 513: Internship



Extended Education- SICP
California State University Monterey Bay
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