Natural History Studio Studies 2

Course code DESN1560Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT

Natural History Illustration requires the visual interpretation of aspects of the natural world and this course extends both the technical and creative skills of the student necessary for successful studio practice. The course also exposes students to the broad range of applications of Natural History Illustration and its importance in today's world.

The course consists of two project blocks during which students will be introduced to studio practice and its application to the sciences.

Not available in 2015

Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the successful completion of this course, students will:

1. be equipped to integrate field work practice with studio based techniques;
2. develop studio skills relevant to Natural History Illustration practice;
3. utilise creative as well as technical concept development;
4. develop critical appraisal and self evaluation processes;
5. develop the communication skills necessary for Natural History Illustration practice.
ContentThe course will be divided into two blocks during which students will gain experience in areas such as:
1. Integrated studio and field work skills;
2. Scientific illustration techniques and application;
3. Methodological concepts relevant to creative and technical applications of Natural History Illustration;
4. Health and safety in studio practice; and
5. Application of studio skills and techniques to project development.
Replacing Course(s)Not applicable.
TransitionNot applicable.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeDESN1530
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsField Study
Lecture
Seminar
Student Projects
Studio
Assessment Items
Journal
Projects
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Studio: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term