Natural History Illustration Honours A

Course code DESN4600Units 20Level 4000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT

Students are required to attain and demonstrate advanced academic and professional skills through continuing field and studio work. Production of a single-themed goal directed body of artwork plus related research and support material is required to successfully complete the prescribed components.

This course concentrates on the refinement of the research proposal, development of ideas and production of preliminary artwork in preparation for DESN4620 and DESN4630.

Not available in 2015

Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesThe main objectives of this course are for students to:
1. gain advanced skills in acquiring, organising and presenting visual information;
2. apply creative and innovative approaches to the visual interpretation of the natural world;
3. utilise experimental and practical illustration techniques;
4. apply technology relevant to the Natural History Illustrator;
5. instill the importance of commitment to the field of Natural History Illustration by providing students with individual pathways and learning outcomes.
ContentTopics will be selected from
1. Development of field methodology.
2. Development of studio practice and skills.
3. Research toward and production of a goal-directed body of artwork.
4. Occupational health and safety in the studio and field.
5. Contact with relevant professional organisations through visits and workshops.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeDegree in Bachelor of Natural History Illustration, Fine Art, Visual Communication Design or related Science with Credit level average or above.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsField Study
Individual Supervision
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Presentations - IndividualProgressive review.
ProjectsPreliminary research toward project development.
Contact HoursStudio: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 1 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 (Honours) program.