20 credits at level HE5
An introduction to the practical commercial applications of illustration
The development of analytical, critical thinking and the appropriate use of the creative
Establishing an aesthetic sensibility which will form the basis for illustrative style.
Exploration of the use of traditional and digital media in illustration.
Contextual knowledge of the historical and contemporary issues involved in the subject
Illustration as a medium for communication, graphic decoration and persuasion
The relevance of the use of drawing
The use of digital media in illustration
The appropriate use of image and style in a variety of contexts
Reference material , research and its effective use in illustration
The influence of art on illustrative technique
The module is based around a series of practical assignments which examine the diverse possibilities of this discipline, and is introduced and examined through presentations, demonstrations of technique, seminar discussion and personal tutorial sessions throughout.
The work is assessed at the end of the semester
A sketchbook produced in SDS time is also submitted at the end of the semester, to show personal development and contextual understanding. 90% of contact time is devoted to the practical work, and the remaining 10% to lectures and seminars.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Be able to create illustrative images suitable for a variety of outcomes.||Submit illustrative work to specific briefs|
|2.||Be able to apply appropriate traditional and digital skills to your images||Provide evidence of traditional and digital skill in the work submitted|
|3.||Understand the general context of illustration in commercial use||Demonstrate understanding in the use of appropriate imagery|
|4.||Conduct effective research for illustration||Complete a sketchbook/journal with contextual research material|
|5.||Be able to critically discuss your own and others work||Provide visual and written evidence in the sketchbook|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||illustration assignments||sketchbook/ journal|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
Rose A. Magic pencil British Library 2003
Aldridge A The Beatles illustrated lyrics Black Dog 1999
Howard.R The illustrators bible Watson Guptill 1993
Dean R, Howells D The Album cover album Dragonworld 1982
Slade C.The Encyclopedia of illustration techniques Running Press 1997
Christelow E. What do illustrators do? Clarion 1995
Zappaterra Y. Illustration -from brief to finished solution Electronic workshop 1998
For current reading lists please refer to Pathway Handbook and Module Documents
|Host Subject Group:||Art and Design|
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