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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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


This unit pushes students towards developing an identifiable style that can be successfully used to solve a wide range of illustration problems. Greater emphasis is placed on the professional aspects of the subject through interaction with practicing illustrators and working to realistic briefs. Students will be required to maintain reference folios and examine historic and current issues to help develop their visual vocabulary. A balance of efficiency, experimentation, aesthetics and communication is sought in each job, each one applied to a greater design problem.


  1. confidently illustrate with technical and aesthetic expertise;
  2. challenge traditional uses of illustration media and push the boundaries of image making;
  3. apply illustration to the greater practice of graphic design;
  4. solve illustration problems eloquently, efficiently and skillfully;
  5. practice illustration with an awareness of current and historical illustration methods;
  6. pursue an identifying style suited to his or her strengths and talents.


Exercises: 85% Journal: 15%

Chief examiner(s)

Gene Bawden

Contact hours

4 studio hours and 8 independent study hours.


Admission to MDes course