About This Course
This is a core module for students in the Digital Animation stream.
This module provides an introduction to the theory and practice of illustration as an art form. It examines the development of the visual narrative through the medium of cartoons. The course will outline a brief history of illustration, before going into its traditional forms and recent developments leading up to the digital images of today. Students will learn of the different components making up an illustration, as well as the materials and software used. They will also study about the contexts for which it is produced – whether for publication in comics, books or newspapers, or to form videos, animated films or other creations. At the end of the course, students will produce their own set of illustrations in different formats.