Illustration Schools in California

Attending college in California will not only give students the opportunity to learn at a world-class institution, but also the chance to have fun on the side, while discovering California's many little known attractions such as Venice Beach. Illustration schools in California can help an aspiring illustrator gain the understanding and attributes necessary for a successful career. There are 97 illustration colleges in California for students to choose from. In the 2008-2009 school year, reportedly 1,612 students completed illustration programs in California.

CitySchoolPrograms Offered
Illustration Schools in Anaheim Westwood College-Anaheim
1551 S. Douglass Rd
Anaheim, CA, 92806
  • Associates in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Angwin Pacific Union College
One Angwin Ave
Angwin, CA, 94508
  • Associates in Graphic Design
  • Bachelors in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Bakersfield Bakersfield College
1801 Panorama Dr
Bakersfield, CA, 93305
  • Certification in Graphic Design
  • Associates in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Belmont Notre Dame de Namur University
1500 Ralston Ave
Belmont, CA, 94002
  • Bachelors in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Chula Vista Southwestern College
900 Otay Lakes Rd
Chula Vista, CA, 91910
  • Certification in Graphic Design
  • Associates in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Culver City West Los Angeles College
9000 Overland Avenue
Culver City, CA, 90230
  • Certification in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Cupertino De Anza College
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino, CA, 95014
  • Certification in Graphic Design
  • Associates in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Cypress Cypress College
9200 Valley View
Cypress, CA, 90630
  • Certification in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in El Cajon Cuyamaca College
900 Rancho San Diego Pky
El Cajon, CA, 92019
  • Certification in Graphic Design
  • Associates in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Eureka College of the Redwoods
7351 Tompkins Hill Rd
Eureka, CA, 95501
  • Certification in Graphic Design
  • Associates in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Fairfield Solano Community College
4000 Suisun Valley Rd
Fairfield, CA, 94534
  • Associates in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Folsom Folsom Lake College
10 College Parkway
Folsom, CA, 95630
  • Associates in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Fremont Ohlone College
43600 Mission Blvd
Fremont, CA, 94539
  • Certification in Graphic Design
  • Associates in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Fresno Fresno City College
1101 E. University Ave
Fresno, CA, 93741
  • Certification in Graphic Design
  • Associates in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Fullerton Fullerton College
321 E Chapman Avenue
Fullerton, CA, 92832
  • Certification in Graphic Design
  • Associates in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Glendora Citrus College
1000 W Foothill Blvd
Glendora, CA, 91741
  • Certification in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Hayward Chabot College
25555 Hesperian Blvd
Hayward, CA, 94545
  • Certification in Graphic Design
  • Associates in Graphic Design
  • Associates in Illustration
Illustration Schools in Huntington Beach Golden West College
15744 Goldenwest St.
Huntington Beach, CA, 92647
  • Certification in Graphic Design
  • Associates in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Irvine Irvine Valley College
5500 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA, 92618
  • Certification in Graphic Design
  • Associates in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Livermore Las Positas College
3000 Campus Hill Drive
Livermore, CA, 94551
  • Associates in Illustration
Illustration Schools in Long Beach Long Beach City College
4901 E. Carson St.
Long Beach, CA, 90808
  • Associates in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Los Altos Hills Foothill College
12345 El Monte Rd
Los Altos Hills, CA, 94022
  • Certification in Graphic Design
  • Associates in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Los Angeles Career College Consultants
5015 Eagle Rock Blvd Ste 302
Los Angeles, CA, 90041
  • Certification in Graphic Design
LA College International
3200 Wilshire Blvd. #400
Los Angeles, CA, 90010
  • Associates in Graphic Design
Los Angeles City College
855 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA, 90029
  • Associates in Graphic Design
Los Angeles Mission College
13356 Eldridge Avenue
Los Angeles, CA, 91342
  • Certification in Graphic Design
Los Angeles Pierce College
6201 Winnetka Ave
Los Angeles, CA, 91371
  • Certification in Graphic Design
  • Associates in Graphic Design
Los Angeles Valley College
5800 Fulton Avenue
Los Angeles, CA, 91401
  • Certification in Graphic Design
Otis College of Art and Design
9045 Lincoln Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90045
  • Bachelors in Graphic Design
The Art Institute of California-Hollywood
5250 Lankershim Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 91601
  • Associates in Graphic Design
  • Bachelors in Graphic Design
The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles
919 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA, 90015
  • Associates in Graphic Design
Westwood College-Los Angeles
3250 Wilshire Blvd Ste 400
Los Angeles, CA, 90010
  • Associates in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Mission Viejo Saddleback College
28000 Marguerite Pky
Mission Viejo, CA, 92692
  • Certification in Graphic Design
  • Associates in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Modesto Modesto Junior College
435 College Ave
Modesto, CA, 95350
  • Certification in Graphic Design
  • Associates in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Monrovia Mt Sierra College
101 E Huntington Dr
Monrovia, CA, 91016
  • Bachelors in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Monterey Monterey Peninsula College
980 Fremont St
Monterey, CA, 93940
  • Certification in Graphic Design
  • Associates in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Monterey Park East Los Angeles College
1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, CA, 91754
  • Certification in Graphic Design
  • Associates in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Moorpark Moorpark College
7075 Campus Rd
Moorpark, CA, 93021
  • Certification in Graphic Design
  • Associates in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Norwalk Cerritos College
11110 Alondra Blvd
Norwalk, CA, 90650
  • Associates in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Oakland California College of the Arts
5212 Broadway
Oakland, CA, 94618
  • Bachelors in Graphic Design
  • Bachelors in Illustration
Laney College
900 Fallon St
Oakland, CA, 94607
  • Certification in Graphic Design
  • Associates in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Oceanside MiraCosta College
One Barnard Drive
Oceanside, CA, 92056
  • Certification in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Orange Chapman University
One University Dr.
Orange, CA, 92866
  • Bachelors in Graphic Design
Santiago Canyon College
8045 E Chapman
Orange, CA, 92869
  • Certification in Graphic Design
  • Associates in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Oroville Butte College
3536 Butte Campus Drive
Oroville, CA, 95965
  • Associates in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Pasadena Art Center College of Design
1700 Lida St
Pasadena, CA, 91103
  • Bachelors in Graphic Design
  • Bachelors in Illustration
Pasadena City College
1570 E Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA, 91106
  • Certification in Graphic Design
  • Associates in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Pittsburg Los Medanos College
2700 East Leland Road
Pittsburg, CA, 94565
  • Certification in Graphic Design
  • Associates in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Pleasant Hill Western Career College-Pleasant Hill
380 Civic Dr Ste 300
Pleasant Hill, CA, 94523
  • Certification in Graphic Design
  • Associates in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Pomona California State Polytechnic University-Pomona
3801 W Temple Ave
Pomona, CA, 91768
  • Bachelors in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Porterville Porterville College
100 E College Ave
Porterville, CA, 93257
  • Certification in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Reedley Reedley College
995 N Reed Ave
Reedley, CA, 93654
  • Certification in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Riverside La Sierra University
4500 Riverwalk Parkway
Riverside, CA, 92515
  • Bachelors in Graphic Design
Riverside Community College
4800 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA, 92506
  • Certification in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Rocklin Sierra College
5000 Rocklin Road
Rocklin, CA, 95677
  • Certification in Graphic Design
  • Associates in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Sacramento California State University-Sacramento
6000 J St
Sacramento, CA, 95819
  • Bachelors in Graphic Design
Cosumnes River College
8401 Center Parkway
Sacramento, CA, 95823
  • Associates in Graphic Design
International Academy of Design and Technology
2450 Del Paso Road-St 250
Sacramento, CA, 95834
  • Associates in Graphic Design
  • Bachelors in Graphic Design
The Art Institute of California-Sacramento
2850 Gateway Oaks Dr-Ste 100
Sacramento, CA, 95833
  • Associates in Graphic Design
  • Bachelors in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Salinas Hartnell College
411 Central Avenue
Salinas, CA, 93901
  • Certification in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in San Bernardino San Bernardino Valley College
701 South Mount Vernon Avenue
San Bernardino, CA, 92410
  • Certification in Graphic Design
  • Associates in Graphic Design
The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire
630 East Brier Drive
San Bernardino, CA, 92408
  • Associates in Graphic Design
  • Bachelors in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in San Diego Platt College-San Diego
6250 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA, 92115
  • Associates in Graphic Design
Point Loma Nazarene University
3900 Lomaland Dr
San Diego, CA, 92106
  • Bachelors in Graphic Design
San Diego City College
1313 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA, 92101
  • Certification in Graphic Design
  • Certification in Illustration
  • Associates in Graphic Design
  • Associates in Illustration
San Diego Mesa College
7250 Mesa College Dr
San Diego, CA, 92111
  • Associates in Graphic Design
The Art Institute of California-San Diego
7650 Mission Valley Road
San Diego, CA, 92108
  • Associates in Graphic Design
  • Bachelors in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in San Francisco Academy of Art University
79 New Montgomery
San Francisco, CA, 94105
  • Associates in Graphic Design
  • Associates in Illustration
  • Bachelors in Graphic Design
  • Bachelors in Illustration
  • Masters in Graphic Design
  • Masters in Illustration
City College of San Francisco
50 Phelan Ave
San Francisco, CA, 94112
  • Certification in Graphic Design
  • Associates in Graphic Design
The Art Institute of California-San Francisco
1170 Market St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
  • Associates in Graphic Design
  • Bachelors in Graphic Design
The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco
55 Stockton St
San Francisco, CA, 94108
  • Associates in Graphic Design
University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton St
San Francisco, CA, 94117
  • Bachelors in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in San Jose San Jose State University
1 Washington Sq
San Jose, CA, 95192
  • Bachelors in Graphic Design
Western Career College-San Jose
6201 San Ignacio
San Jose, CA, 95119
  • Certification in Graphic Design
  • Associates in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in San Luis Obispo California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
One Grand Ave
San Luis Obispo, CA, 93407
  • Bachelors in Graphic Communications
Illustration Schools in San Marcos Palomar College
1140 W. Mission
San Marcos, CA, 92069
  • Certification in Graphic Design
  • Associates in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in San Mateo College of San Mateo
1700 W Hillsdale Blvd
San Mateo, CA, 94402
  • Certification in Graphic Design
  • Associates in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in San Rafael Dominican University of California
50 Acacia Ave
San Rafael, CA, 94901
  • Bachelors in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Santa Ana Santa Ana College
1530 W. 17th Street
Santa Ana, CA, 92706
  • Associates in Graphic Design
The Art Institute of California-Orange County
3601 W Sunflower Ave
Santa Ana, CA, 92704
  • Associates in Graphic Design
  • Bachelors in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Santa Barbara Brooks Institute
1321 Alameda Padre Serra
Santa Barbara, CA, 93108
  • Bachelors in Graphic Design
Santa Barbara City College
721 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, CA, 93109
  • Certification in Graphic Design
  • Associates in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Santa Clara Mission College
3000 Mission College Blvd
Santa Clara, CA, 95054
  • Certification in Graphic Design
  • Associates in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Santa Clarita College of the Canyons
26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd
Santa Clarita, CA, 91355
  • Certification in Graphic Design
  • Associates in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Santa Maria Allan Hancock College
800 S College Dr
Santa Maria, CA, 93454
  • Associates in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Santa Monica Santa Monica College
1900 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA, 90405
  • Certification in Graphic Design
  • Associates in Graphic Design
The Art Institute of California-Los Angeles
2900 31st St
Santa Monica, CA, 90405
  • Associates in Graphic Design
  • Bachelors in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Santa Rosa Santa Rosa Junior College
1501 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA, 95401
  • Certification in Graphic Design
  • Associates in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Stockton San Joaquin Delta College
5151 Pacific Ave
Stockton, CA, 95207
  • Certification in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Sunnyvale The Art Institute of California
1120 Kifer Rd
Sunnyvale, CA, 94086
  • Associates in Graphic Design
  • Bachelors in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Susanville Lassen Community College
Hwy 139
Susanville, CA, 96130
  • Certification in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Taft Taft College
29 Emmons Park Drive
Taft, CA, 93268
  • Certification in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Torrance El Camino Community College District
16007 Crenshaw Blvd
Torrance, CA, 90506
  • Certification in Graphic Design
Westwood College-South Bay
19700 S. Vermont Avenue Suite 100
Torrance, CA, 90502
  • Associates in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Upland Westwood College-Inland Empire
20 W 7th St
Upland, CA, 91786
  • Associates in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Visalia College of the Sequoias
915 S Mooney Blvd
Visalia, CA, 93277
  • Certification in Graphic Design
  • Associates in Graphic Design
Illustration Schools in Weed College of the Siskiyous
800 College Ave
Weed, CA, 96094
  • Certification in Graphic Design

Illustration Salaries in California

City 10th Percentile 25th Percentile 50th Percentile 75th Percentile 90th Percentile Average
Anaheim $35,930.00 $45,700.00 $56,840.00 $72,770.00 $92,100.00 $62,110.00
Angwin $35,890.00 $42,620.00 $48,430.00 $58,370.00 $81,830.00 $53,380.00
Bakersfield $27,090.00 $30,030.00 $38,880.00 $51,240.00 $82,830.00 $45,270.00
Belmont $42,085.00 $55,000.00 $73,815.00 $97,185.00 $126,585.00 $77,990.00
Chula Vista $33,960.00 $42,710.00 $53,910.00 $65,595.00 $82,510.00 $55,950.00
Cupertino $45,520.00 $57,200.00 $74,535.00 $90,510.00 $116,005.00 $76,210.00
Cypress $35,930.00 $45,700.00 $56,840.00 $72,770.00 $92,100.00 $62,110.00
El Cajon $33,960.00 $42,710.00 $53,910.00 $65,595.00 $82,510.00 $55,950.00
Eureka $26,860.00 $30,080.00 $35,720.00 $42,580.00 $51,940.00 $37,090.00
Fairfield $27,310.00 $33,770.00 $49,340.00 $79,630.00 $96,400.00 $56,470.00
Folsom $33,530.00 $41,555.00 $52,160.00 $66,670.00 $81,920.00 $55,550.00
Fremont $39,395.00 $46,940.00 $58,450.00 $74,115.00 $92,670.00 $63,310.00
Fresno $27,590.00 $33,060.00 $45,040.00 $59,990.00 $68,710.00 $47,710.00
Fullerton $35,930.00 $45,700.00 $56,840.00 $72,770.00 $92,100.00 $62,110.00
Hayward $39,395.00 $46,940.00 $58,450.00 $74,115.00 $92,670.00 $63,310.00
Huntington Beach $35,930.00 $45,700.00 $56,840.00 $72,770.00 $92,100.00 $62,110.00
Irvine $35,930.00 $45,700.00 $56,840.00 $72,770.00 $92,100.00 $62,110.00
Livermore $39,395.00 $46,940.00 $58,450.00 $74,115.00 $92,670.00 $63,310.00
Los Altos Hills $45,520.00 $57,200.00 $74,535.00 $90,510.00 $116,005.00 $76,210.00
Mission Viejo $35,930.00 $45,700.00 $56,840.00 $72,770.00 $92,100.00 $62,110.00
Modesto $26,440.00 $33,100.00 $39,160.00 $47,720.00 $59,190.00 $41,250.00
Monterey $22,290.00 $25,470.00 $33,700.00 $47,390.00 $78,790.00 $41,200.00
Moorpark $35,580.00 $41,340.00 $50,870.00 $66,030.00 $84,265.00 $54,995.00
Oakland $39,395.00 $46,940.00 $58,450.00 $74,115.00 $92,670.00 $63,310.00
Oceanside $33,960.00 $42,710.00 $53,910.00 $65,595.00 $82,510.00 $55,950.00
Orange $35,930.00 $45,700.00 $56,840.00 $72,770.00 $92,100.00 $62,110.00
Oroville $22,010.00 $26,350.00 $31,360.00 $37,770.00 $51,450.00 $34,780.00
Pittsburg $39,395.00 $46,940.00 $58,450.00 $74,115.00 $92,670.00 $63,310.00
Pleasant Hill $39,395.00 $46,940.00 $58,450.00 $74,115.00 $92,670.00 $63,310.00
Porterville $29,060.00 $35,390.00 $44,180.00 $51,060.00 $63,330.00 $44,860.00
Reedley $27,590.00 $33,060.00 $45,040.00 $59,990.00 $68,710.00 $47,710.00
Riverside $29,710.00 $36,915.00 $46,860.00 $60,255.00 $78,470.00 $50,810.00
Rocklin $33,530.00 $41,555.00 $52,160.00 $66,670.00 $81,920.00 $55,550.00
Sacramento $33,530.00 $41,555.00 $52,160.00 $66,670.00 $81,920.00 $55,550.00
Salinas $22,290.00 $25,470.00 $33,700.00 $47,390.00 $78,790.00 $41,200.00
San Bernardino $29,710.00 $36,915.00 $46,860.00 $60,255.00 $78,470.00 $50,810.00
San Diego $33,960.00 $42,710.00 $53,910.00 $65,595.00 $82,510.00 $55,950.00
San Francisco $42,085.00 $55,000.00 $73,815.00 $97,185.00 $126,585.00 $77,990.00
San Jose $45,520.00 $57,200.00 $74,535.00 $90,510.00 $116,005.00 $76,210.00
San Luis Obispo $26,130.00 $33,700.00 $41,330.00 $47,920.00 $53,820.00 $41,230.00
San Marcos $33,960.00 $42,710.00 $53,910.00 $65,595.00 $82,510.00 $55,950.00
San Mateo $42,085.00 $55,000.00 $73,815.00 $97,185.00 $126,585.00 $77,990.00
San Rafael $42,085.00 $55,000.00 $73,815.00 $97,185.00 $126,585.00 $77,990.00
Santa Ana $35,930.00 $45,700.00 $56,840.00 $72,770.00 $92,100.00 $62,110.00
Santa Barbara $31,190.00 $38,050.00 $48,000.00 $56,670.00 $66,510.00 $48,190.00
Santa Clara $45,520.00 $57,200.00 $74,535.00 $90,510.00 $116,005.00 $76,210.00
Santa Maria $31,190.00 $38,050.00 $48,000.00 $56,670.00 $66,510.00 $48,190.00
Santa Rosa $24,720.00 $31,510.00 $40,680.00 $54,850.00 $65,670.00 $43,490.00
Stockton $26,700.00 $29,430.00 $36,710.00 $48,750.00 $64,260.00 $40,670.00
Sunnyvale $45,520.00 $57,200.00 $74,535.00 $90,510.00 $116,005.00 $76,210.00
Susanville $25,840.00 $32,010.00 $41,330.00 $66,500.00 $93,910.00 $50,600.00
Taft $27,090.00 $30,030.00 $38,880.00 $51,240.00 $82,830.00 $45,270.00
Upland $29,710.00 $36,915.00 $46,860.00 $60,255.00 $78,470.00 $50,810.00
Visalia $29,060.00 $35,390.00 $44,180.00 $51,060.00 $63,330.00 $44,860.00
Weed $25,840.00 $32,010.00 $41,330.00 $66,500.00 $93,910.00 $50,600.00

Illustration Jobs in California

Illustration Careers

ProfessionSkills RequiredDuties Performed
Animator
  • Troubleshooting: Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Operations Analysis: Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
  • Service Orientation: Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Create and install special effects as required by the script, mixing chemicals and fabricating needed parts from wood, metal, plaster, and clay.
  • Convert real objects to animated objects through modeling, using techniques such as optical scanning.
  • Assemble, typeset, scan and produce digital camera-ready art or film negatives and printer's proofs.
Graphic Designer
  • Learning Strategies: Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Operation and Control: Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Draw and print charts, graphs, illustrations, and other artwork, using computer.
  • Maintain archive of images, photos, or previous work products.
  • Confer with clients to discuss and determine layout design.

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