Illustration


Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication Design

If you are addicted to doodling and can’t stop drawing, painting and expressing your thoughts and ideas with colour and line, this area of study is definitely for you.

An illustrator crafts images that express ideas – they will absorb all the information on a certain topic and distill it into a single image, in the most suitable style.

The course explores various mediums and approaches that can be combined to arrive at an illustrated visual expression which outlines and clarifies concepts or ideas. Illustration communicates through various styles to present illustrated content for posters, books and editorials, amongst other things.

Careers

  • Editorial Illustrator
  • Illustrator in Advertising
  • Illustrator (General)
  • Children’s Book Illustrator
  • Visual Artists
  • Medical Illustrator
  • Graphic Novelist
  • Comic Artist
  • Illustrator
  • Storyboard Artist

If you are addicted to doodling and can’t stop drawing, painting and expressing your thoughts and ideas with colour and line, this area of study is definitely for you.

An illustrator crafts images that express ideas – they will absorb all the information on a certain topic and distill it into a single, striking image, in the most suitable style.

The course explores various mediums and approaches that can be combined to arrive at an illustrated visual expression which outlines and clarifies concepts or ideas. Illustration communicates through various styles to present illustrated content for posters, books and editorials, amongst other things.

Careers

  • Editorial Illustrator
  • Illustrator in Advertising
  • Illustrator (General)
  • Children’s Book Illustrator
  • Visual Artists
  • Medical Illustrator
  • Graphic Novelist
  • Comic Artist
  • Illustrator
  • Storyboard Artist

Choice/Elective Modules:

  • Printmaking
  • Comics: Character Development
  • Comics: Genres and Style
  • Illustrated Type & Image (PREQ: Ill 100)
  • Digital Illustration Techniques (PREQ: Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop)
  • Experimental Illustration (PREQ: Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop)
  • Contemporary Illustration
  • Illustrated Type (PREQ: Ill 100 / compulsory if registered for Illustration 301)
  • Artist Book
  • Sequential Art: Planning the Narrative
  • Sequential Art: Visual Communication
  • Illustrated Maps (PREQ: Ill 100 )
  • Alternative Drawing Techniques
  • Figure Drawing Advanced
  • Painting Foundation
  • Bookbinding
  • Interior/Exterior Photography (PREQ: Photo 100 / Camera Foundation (Photography majors are not allowed to select module))
  • Collage
  • Wearable Objects
  • Photocomics
  • Lightweight Sculpture
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