Undergraduate Course: Introduction to Graphic Design (LLLA07018)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||THIS IS A FOR-CREDIT COURSE OFFERED BY THE OFFICE OF LIFELONG LEARNING (OLL); ONLY STUDENTS REGISTERED WITH OLL SHOULD BE ENROLLED.
This course introduces students to the visual interpretation of themes and texts through drawing and mixed media. During the course students will have the opportunity to explore narrative illustration and, based on literary sources, investigate how to tell a story through images. The course will enable students to be taken through a series of illustration briefs which explore the planning and development stages of illustration as well as the context. This will lead to students┐ visual interpretation to a given or chosen text to create a more ambitious outcome.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||Lifelong Learning - Session 1
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 27,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||This course will be assessed by the submission of a portfolio of visual design works within the discipline studied. This will include a selection of resolved design works, preparatory studies, visual research and evidence of a contextual awareness through a completed sketchbook and/or visual journal. The work must be presented in a clear and professional manner appropriate to the discipline. The submission should include work undertaken within the class as well as directed and independent study out with the class. Typically, this will comprise:
- Class Contact hours: 27.5 (work undertaken during the class)
- Directed hours: 27.5 (work the tutor has set students to each week in their own time)
- Independent Study Hours: 45 (work students set themselves to do, relevant to the discipline studied)
The combined submission will be assessed against the three learning outcomes for this course. These are equally weighted and each will be given a percentage grade. To pass, students must achieve a minimum of 30% in each learning outcome and an overall combined mark of 40% minimum.
|No Exam Information
| By the end of the course, through attending classes and engaging in directed and independent study, students should be able to:
investigate aspects of historical and contemporary illustration and subject matter through a range of approaches to design research.
develop a personal visual language by exploring process and materials in creative responses to illustration briefs
present resolved studio work in an appropriate form demonstrating a range of ideas, storyboarding and development.
Baines, P., 2005, Penguin by Design: a cover story, London: Penguin Books.
Hyland, A. and Bell, R., 2003. Hand to Eye: a survey of contemporary illustration. London: Laurence King Publishing.
Blake, Q., 2002. Magic Pencil: children's book illustration today. London: The British Council; The British Library.
New, J., 2005. Drawing from life: the journal as art. New York: Princeton Architectural Press.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Using drawing, painting and mixed media techniques effectively
story boarding for illustration
creating a series of illustrations
ability to undertake research and reflective practice and apply these in the context of illustration within visual culture
|Course organiser||Mr Robbie Bushe
|Course secretary||Ms Sherrey Landles
Tel: (0131 6)50 4400
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