Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


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.


Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 2 - 2022

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.


  • 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%

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 2 Weeks starting in week 1


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks starting in week 2

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.