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VCO3207

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 Second semester 2010 (Day)

Synopsis

Within this unit students will undertake a study of the business practice of illustration while continuing to develop their image making skills. They will be exposed to the legalities of contracts, talent agencies, correct pricing strategies and successful methods of self-promotion. As well, they will continue to undertake illustration projects that hone personal skills and an individual illustration style and specialty. Additional skills such as layout, design and typography will also be enhanced though their application to each project.

Objectives

On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. understand the needs of a viable illustration practice;
  2. be aware of the avenues available for managing and obtaining illustration work;
  3. be confident in ascertaining the value of each work undertaken;
  4. develop a range of self-promotion strategies;
  5. continue to develop a professional and individual approach to image making;
  6. observe and employ occupational health and safety appropriate to studio practice.

Assessment

4 image-based projects: 70%; 1 research journal: 15%; 1 self-promotion project: 15%

Chief examiner(s)

Brad Haylock

Contact hours

4 studio hours and 8 independent study hours per week.

Prerequisites

VCO1203 or VCO2204 or VCO2205

Prohibitions

VCO3205