ILUS 305 SU01: 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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Topics: Illustration in the Public Sphere

The public sphere is permeated by illustration practices. Often, and because of advertising’s dominant presence, this arena seems out of reach for the individual artist. This course however, will investigate and expose students to alternative spaces and mediums that illustrators can inhabit, create within and utilize in the public sphere. Through a series of guided and self-directed projects, the course will focus on the growing culture of street art, mural painting, sticker art, and posters as potential sites of resistance and creativity. Students will also be encouraged to work within a context specific framework and to explore alternative and innovative materials and their use.


Completion of 54 credits

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Term 1. TOPIC: TBA
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May 6-Jun 21