VCO1203 - Introduction to contemporary illustration - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Design

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Ned Culic

Coordinator(s)

Mr Ned Culic

Unit guides

Offered

Caulfield

  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)

Prerequisites

DWG1103 or DWG1201 or DWG1301

Prohibitions

VCO1201

Synopsis

This unit introduces students to the fundamental skills, processes, materials and equipment relevant to the practice of contemporary illustration. It endeavours to expose them to a range of illustration styles and techniques, while promoting a broad use of them in traditional and experimental forums. While studying existing illustration styles, students will be encouraged towards an individual image making process that they can develop in future projects, both within this unit and others. The role of Illustration as a vital component to contemporary visual communication will be heavily emphasised.

Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. use a wide range of traditional illustration media confidently at a basic level
  2. understand the uses and limitations of basic illustration materials on both traditional and experimental levels
  3. apply the principles of form, shape and composition to the practice of illustration
  4. understand the use of symbols and other devices that contribute to the communicative power of illustration
  5. comprehend the historical development of illustration as a persuasive and prevalent public art-form
  6. begin to comprehend the indisputable link between illustration and the greater practice of graphic design.

Assessment

Major projects: 80%, Visual Diary: 10%, Minor exercises: 10%.

Workload requirements

One 1 hour lecture plus 3 studio hours weekly

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