The University of Newcastle, Australia
Not currently offered
Course code

DESN3040

Units

10 units

Level

3000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course explores of various modes of representation used in the development of commercial and editorial illustration. Students will critique industry practices and processes to develop a professional approach to the application of skills and knowledge in illustration practice. Students will consolidate the core skills of observation, visual narrative and storytelling through the execution creative projects.

Student projects may involve work integrated or research integrated learning opportunities; projects that involve external stakeholders; group/collaborative projects; speculative or more theoretically oriented projects; professionally oriented projects; projects based on competition or award briefs.


Availability

Not currently offered.


Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Communicate ideas and concepts effectively through finished illustrations

2. Incorporate collaborative visual research into commercial illustration practices

3. Implement an iterative design process

4. Create and present illustrations for commercial contexts


Content

  • Visual problem solving
  • Design processes in commercial illustration practice
  • Illustration media
  • Illustration styles
  • Illustration contexts
  • Visual research

Assessment items

Project: Project 50%

Portfolio: Portfolio 25%

Presentation: Presentation 25%