Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Organisational UnitDepartment of Design
OfferedNot offered in 2015
Coordinator(s)Ms Regina Newey


This unit pushes students towards developing an identifiable style that can be successfully used to solve a wide range of illustration problems. Greater emphasis is placed on the professional aspects of the subject through interaction with practicing illustrators and working to realistic briefs. Students will be required to maintain reference folios and examine historic and current issues to help develop their visual vocabulary. A balance of efficiency, experimentation, aesthetics and communication is sought in each job, each one applied to a greater design problem.


  1. confidently illustrate with technical and aesthetic expertise
  2. challenge traditional uses of illustration media and push the boundaries of image making
  3. apply illustration to the greater practice of graphic design
  4. solve illustration problems eloquently, efficiently and skillfully
  5. practice illustration with an awareness of current and historical illustration methods
  6. pursue an identifying style suited to his or her strengths and talents.


Exercises: 85% Journal: 15%

Workload requirements

4 studio hours and 8 independent study hours.

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Chief examiner(s)


Admission to MDes course