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Introduction to contemporary illustration ( 6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL)



Caulfield Second semester 2006 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit introduces students to the fundamental skills, processes, materials and equipment relevant to the practice of contemporary illustration. It endeavours to expose them to a range of illustration styles and techniques, while promoting a broad use of them in traditional and experimental forums. While studying existing illustration styles, students will be encouraged towards an individual image making process that they can develop in future projects, both within this unit and others. The role of Illustration as a vital component to contemporary visual communication will be heavily emphasised.

Objectives: On successful completion of this unit, students will: 1.use a wide range of traditional illustration media confidently at a basic level; 2.understand the uses and limitations of basic illustration materials on both traditional and experimental levels; 3.apply the principles of form, shape and composition to the practice of illustration; 4.understand the use of symbols and other devices that contribute to the communicative power of illustration; 5.comprehend the historical development of illustration as a persuasive and prevalent public art-form; 6.begin to comprehend the indisputable link between illustration and the greater practice of graphic design.

Assessment: Major projects: 80%, Visual Diary: 10%, Minor exercises: 10%.

Contact Hours: One 1 hour lecture plus 3 studio hours weekly

Prerequisites: DWG1301 or DWG1201

Prohibitions: VCO1201