Natural History Major Project: A
|Course code DESN3570A||Units 10||Level 3000||Faculty 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.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||At 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.
|Content||Topics 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.
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.
The parts of the course are:
Portfolio comprising prescribed components that form part 1 of a professional portfolio.
Portfolio comprising a self-directed project that completes part 2 of a professional portfolio.
|Assumed Knowledge||DESN2520 and DESN2550 and DESN2560.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Studio: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for DESN3570A|