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Undergraduate Course: Introduction to Illustration (intensive) (LLLA07091)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryTHIS IS A FOR-CREDIT ONLY 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. Students will 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 the students┐ own visual interpretation to a given or chosen text to create a more ambitious outcome.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. By the end of the course, through attending classes and engaging in directed and independent study, students should be able to:

    RESEARCH
    investigate aspects of historical and contemporary illustration and subject matter through a range of approaches to design research
  2. PRACTICE
    develop a personal visual language by exploring process and materials in creative responses to illustration briefs
  3. PRESENT
    present resolved studio work in an appropriate form demonstrating a range of ideas, storyboarding and development.
Reading List
Recommended Reading

Books
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

Web sources
http://illustration.eca.ac.uk
http://www.illustrationfriday.com
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills drawing, painting and mixed media techniques
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
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserMr Robbie Bushe
Tel:
Email: r.bushe@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Sherrey Landles
Tel: (0131 6)50 4400
Email: s.landles@ed.ac.uk
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