ILUS 306 F031: Illustration Practices: Topic

This course varies in topic from section to section, and is repeatable for 6 credits so long as the topic has changed. Students respond to the specific cultural context and the unique practical concerns of a specific area of exploration within illustration. This course will integrate a specialized understanding of professional context with an investigation of the social and cultural connotations of form and content. A priority of the class will be to cultivate discourse and criticality in relation to the material that is presented. Studio exploration will be examined in relation to visual culture and cultural criticism. Topics and themes might include: Graphic Novel, Children's Book, Surface Pattern, Sci-Fi, Humour.

This course is subject to priority rules; see here.

Each section of this course runs with a different topic. See here.

Course content: 

Topic: Illustrated Narrative

This class will expansively and holistically approach the illustrated book form, focusing on comics and graphic novels. It will emphasize readings and research into linguistics, literary and cultural theory, as well as economic and political history. It will reference related media such as music, cinema, and literature; as well as popular cultural forms, both formal and informal. The class will engage students in a full analysis of the mediation, potential, and substance of their work, as well as their audience and use of media to visually manifest a narrative of their creation.

 

The aspects of form examined in the class will include:

Historical: An overview of cultural and historical precedence to the medium;

Narrative: An examination of storytelling and narrative styles and how they have an impact on manifestations of image and text;

Structural: A study of the internal aspects of time, space, pacing, and rhythm, and their precursors in as well as similarities to other cultural forms such as film;

Pictorial/material: An exploration of appropriate technique, craft, medium, and base;

Literal: An introduction to the craft of bookbinding, and the various cultural traditions related thereto.

Prerequisites: 

Completion of 51 credits

Additional comments: 
HYBRID course.
Instructor information: 
Meeting Information: 
Date / Time Days Room Building
Sep 7-Dec 18
08:30:00-11:20:00
W B4160 MAIN
Sep 7-Dec 18
08:30:00-11:20:00
W VCHAT ONLN
Sep 7-Dec 18
12:30:00-15:20:00
W B4160 MAIN
Sep 7-Dec 18
12:30:00-15:20:00
W VCHAT ONLN