TESDA Short Course: Illustration NC II - Draw Like a Pro

Do you love to draw? Have you considered sketching as your life? Check this short course of TESDA – Illustration NC II in the Philippines now! This course will equip you with enhanced skills and training in your drawings. You may be able to learn new stuff with regards on how to store your drawings without them being wasted. Develop some knowledge in terms of defining your drawing well, and learn how to use a variety of tools and materials for your sketches.

As more people are becoming avid readers, some of them would want to visualize the image of what’s happening in the story they are reading, therefore, your works could be of use in this matter. You may become an illustrator of a book and the like.

In addition, teenagers, nowadays, are so fond of reading mangas, magazines, picture books, etc. that they seek colors from those materials; flyers are more appealing to the crowd if they have pictures; even invitations and walls are now being used as canvas of those professional illustrators!

Illustration NC II is a short TESDA course that will train you in providing creative illustrations which will be used either as a standalone drawing or as an accompanying image for books, magazines, flyers, and other similar materials.

Here are some of the examples of core competencies that you may acquire upon enrolling in this course:
  • Drawing tools and materials
  • Develop drawing concepts
  • Drawing techniques
  • Testing techniques
  • Preparing work for exhibitions
  • Preservation of finished work
  • Maintenance of records of your finished works
  • Seek feedback for your works

Course duration

Illustration NC II simply takes up a minimum of 234 hours to complete.

Admission Requirements
Below are the basic requirements for this short TESDA course:
-Copy of NSO Birth Certificate
-High School or College diploma
-Certified true copy of transcript of records or Form 137
-Certificate of Good Moral Character
-1x1 and/or 2x2 Pictures
-Drawing skills
-Basic computer skills


Qualified graduates of Illustration NC II may find employment as any of the following:
  • Artist in Comic Books
  • Book and/or Magazine Illustrator
  • Cartoonist

Competency Assessment and Certification

Students who are enrolled in the Illustration NC II course are to be required to undergo a Competency Assessment before graduation. A National Certificate (NC II) shall be issued to students who passed this assessment. You can find more information on assessments and certifications at the official website of TESDA.