Scientific illustration is a quite special study discipline, at the border of fine arts and applied science.
When you decide to study scientific illustration, you first might want to know you have good drawing skills, and a strong interest for biology. Of course, during the study, you will learn to master different visualization skills, both traditional and digital. Scientific illustration doesn’t only refer to plants. You will have the chance to illustrate human, animal and plant realm. Scientific illustrators team up with researchers and writers, or work in larger research centers; they document biodiversity and bring a great contribution to science.
In Europe, there is only one Master in Scientific Illustration, at the University of Maastricht – Master in Fine Arts and Design/ Scientific Illustration.
For those interested, there is an open day scheduled, on the 23rd of February 2019, and applications are open until the 1st of May 2019.