CDS1531 - Illustration for narrative - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Design

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Ned Culic


Mr Ned Culic

Unit guides



  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)


Must be enrolled in a Monash Art Design and Architecture degree or by permission




Illustration for Narrative explores the role of illustration and related image-making within a contemporary visual communication landscape. It intends to address the diverse media through which image-making can communicate ideas and narrate scenarios through both still and moving image. Contemporary image-makers need to know how to harness the potential of story-telling through various mediaexposure to, and experience with, the diverse processes available in essential to this end. Particular emphasis will be placed on the visual interpretation of words and stories, extracting the essence of their narrative content through visual means. These 'stories' may be provided or authored by the students themselves.


On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Understand the key role images play in the comprehension of narrative structures.
  2. Utilise a variety of illustration techniques: traditional, digital and experimental.
  3. Create narrative images using both still and moving media.
  4. Identify the key elements of narrative upon which to base their image(s).
  5. Respond creatively to any given text or concept as well as narratives developed as both author and image-maker.
  6. Understand and apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the discipline practice.


100% Mixed mode

Workload requirements

4 contact hours plus 8 hours of private study hours per week..

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