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VCO2205

Faculty of Art and Design

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Art and Design
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)

Synopsis

This unit explores the role of illustration within particular editorial formats, especially those related to newspapers and magazines. Particular emphasis will be placed on the visual interpretation of words, extracting the essence of literary content with one visual image. Illustrations will be placed within their intended context. They do not exist on their own but are seen in relation to other editorial elements: bodies of text, display typography and mastheads. Traditional image making processes will be encouraged along with more experimental methods.

Objectives

On completion of this unit, students will:

  1. draw upon a variety of illustration techniques: traditional, electronic and experimental;
  2. explore the essential role illustration continues to play in editorial environments;
  3. apply the principles of composition to the practice of illustration, and its surrounding editorial elements;
  4. understand the important link between text and image;
  5. develop an ability to extract the essence of a mass of words into one encompassing illustration;
  6. understand the historical development of illustration in editorial environments and comprehend its ability as a persuasive and prevalent public art-form;
  7. understand and be able to apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the unit of study.

Assessment

Major projects: 80%. Visual diary: 10%. Minor exercises: 10%.

Chief examiner(s)

Gene Bawden

Contact hours

One 1 hour lecture plus 3 studio hours and 8 independent study hours per week

Prerequisites

VCO1203 and OHS1000

Prohibitions

VCO3204