Natural History Major Project: A

Course code DESN3570AUnits 10Level 3000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT

This course is Part A of a multi-term sequence. This course has a Compulsory Course Component as Parts A and B must be completed to meet the requirements of the sequence. The separate elements of the sequence must be completed in consecutive terms ie without an intervening term.

Part A consists of a portfolio of prescribed natural history categories.

Enables students to develop an approved project that consolidates the core skills, processes and concepts of Natural History Illustration. The course utilises and extends knowledge and experiences in studio and fieldwork with the application of experimental and innovative production techniques. Students are directed in the development of a structured body of artwork. Primary consideration will be for the contribution of artwork from the project to the development of a professional portfolio.

Not available in 2015

Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the successful completion of this course a student will be able to:
1. define and develop an area of research in Natural History Illustration;
2. identify and apply fieldwork knowledge to a studio based project;
3. consolidate studio skills and apply them to a significant body of work;
4. demonstrate a professional commitment to the field of Natural History Illustration;
5. demonstrate creative and innovative approaches to a specific task;
6. demonstrate the ability to apply critical self and peer assessment.
ContentTopics focus on developing a professional approach to the application of studies and tasks in the field of Natural History Illustration. These include some or all of the following:
Professional and studio practice.
Artwork presentation.
Colour photography as an aid to field research.
Paper technology and selection.
Museum and gallery exhibition practice
Collaboration with industry representatives.
Printing and visual reproduction methods.
Field excursion.

The parts of the course are:

Part A
Portfolio comprising prescribed components that form part 1 of a professional portfolio.

Part B
Portfolio comprising a self-directed project that completes part 2 of a professional portfolio.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeDESN2520 and DESN2550 and DESN2560.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Presentations - Individual
Contact HoursStudio: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Natural History Illustration program.