Illustration


BA 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

  • Illustrator
  • Storyboard Illustrator
  • Medical Illustrator
  • Comics Artist
  • Printmaker
  • Fine Artist
  • Graphic Novelist
  • Textile Designer
  • Commercial 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

  • Illustrator
  • Storyboard Illustrator
  • Medical Illustrator
  • Comics Artist
  • Printmaker
  • Fine Artist
  • Graphic Novelist
  • Textile Designer
  • Commercial Artist

Choice/Elective Modules:

  • Printmaking (PREQ: Illustration 100 -compulsory if registered for Ill. 200)
  • Illustrated Type & Image (PREQ: Illustration 100)
  • Digital Illustration Techniques (PREQ: Illustration 100)
  • Experimental Illustration (PREQ: Illustration 100)
  • Comics (PREQ: Illustration 100)
  • Contemporary Illustration (PREQ: Illustration 100 - compulsory if registered for Ill. 200)
  • Illustrated Type (PREQ: Illustration 100)
  • Artists’ Book (PREQ: Illustration 100)
  • Sequential Art (PREQ: Comics 201/202 or Illustration 100)
  • Alternative Drawing Techniques
  • Figure Drawing Advanced
  • Painting Foundation
  • Bookbinding
  • Exterior Photography (PREQ: Photography 100)
  • Collage Photography
  • Wearable Objects
  • Hand Drawn Animation (PREQ: Illustration 100)
  • Photocomics (PREQ: Photography 100)
  • Additive Sculpture
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