ILUS 305 F001: Illustration Genres: Topic

This course varies in topic from section to section, and is repeatable for 3 credits so long as the thematic topic has changed. As a diverse field that spans print, screen, objects and environments both physical and virtual, Illustration increasingly necessitates the ability to adapt. The topics and thematics offered on this course are designed to expose students to a range of unique approaches to illustration practiced within the field. Students will engage in problem solving and debate, research and experimentation. Topics and thematics have included: Allegory, Botanical Illustration, Children's Books, Concept Design, Comics, Editorial, Food, Illustrating Literature and Illustration Design, Sci-Fi, etc.

Priority is given to ILUS students in Years 3 and 4. Students outside of the registration priority group may register/waitlist for this course as of the registration rule release date.

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Topic: Design for Illustrators

This practical course is designed for illustration students who would like to have a better understanding of design. Students will learn how to develop their practice with a better understanding of design process, art direction, typography, and production (printing and reproducing artwork). This course will leave students more prepared for real-world projects and with increased visual communication skills. Small assignments throughout the term will allow student to explore communication design through illustration. Students will complete a term project designed to enhance their portfolio.

Course learning outcomes

1. Understanding and applying design principals to illustration assignments

2. Knowledge of print production fundamentals

3. The ability to discuss font and layout choices 

4. Better understand the role of art directors and designers

5. Increased confidence discussing design choices

6. Increased awareness of professional illustration practices


Completion of 54 credits

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Date / Time Days Room Building
Sep 9-Dec 17
W B4170 MAIN