Non-fiction books, children's books or on the web: There are conceivably many fields of application for illustrations to concretize information, to present things pointedly and to emotionally suppport stories with pictures. Besides traditional manual drawing techniques the major field of study illustration at the MSD teaches digital techniques which are significant for the development of 3D-Animations (PC, film). With this broad education illustrators are prepared for the different contexts in which they will work content-related.
In contrast to realistic photography, illustration offers the opportunity to create imaginative new worlds and characters. At the MSD especially the fiels of work ficitional and book illustration (children's and teen books) as well as media based non-fiction and science illustration are paramount. The major field of study teaches the conception and understanding of the special work processes by practical illustration projects for reference books, press, television, online publications or exhibitions.