Student Medical Illustration Exhibition
Title: “Flow of Tetrology of Fallot” Medium: Adobe Photoshop...
Medical illustration is truly an interdisciplinary field—a creative combination of the visual arts, the health sciences, education, and communications. Historically, its roots were fully evident by the Renaissance, as seen in the work of research anatomists and educators such as Andreas Vesalius and in the artwork of the great figurative artists such as Leonardo DaVinci. Today, medical Illustration—and biomedical communication in general—is essential for the growth and effectiveness of the healthcare system in the United States. Medical illustrators and their work impact and enhance:
- Health Science Education
- Patient Education
- Health Science Research
- Clinical Practice
- Public Health Information
“Medical illustrators watch what’s never been done, draw what’s never been seen, and tell thousands about it without saying a word.”
—Slogan of the Association of Medical Illustrators
The Medical Illustration Graduate Program
The MIGP at Augusta University (AU) is unique. It is the oldest graduate program at AU, and is the oldest existing graduate program of its kind in the world It has a well-earned reputation as the premier training center for visual communications in the health sciences in the southeast.
MIGP features a synergistic multidisciplinary curriculum—students take courses in the medical sciences as well as in communications and graphic arts. The course of study focuses on conceptualization, planning, design, production, implementation and evaluation of visual solutions for complex communication and education problems in the life and health sciences. These visual solutions incorporate a variety of media—from static imagery to 3D animation, and from instructional game modules to physiological simulation. Completion of the 21-month program results in a Master of Science in Medical Illustration (MSMI) degree. The curriculum is designed to prepare graduates to enter the profession and become Certified Medical Illustrators (CMI).
MIGP was the first graduate program to become accredited, and has been continuously accredited since 1967. It is one of only four accredited graduate programs in the world.
Thanks to a rich, comprehensive curriculum and our world-renowned faculty, our students receive national awards and honors on an annual basis. Since its inception in 1948, the department has graduated more than 400 highly accomplished professional medical illustrators. Our alumni have a history of professional success and leadership in the field.