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Illustration - HND

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Ballyfermot College of Further Education

Ballyfermot College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code AIH
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

In this course students will not only focus on developing their drawing, painting and media skills, but will also learn to regard their work in terms of commercial viability. Students will be actively encouraged to develop a range of illustrative styles and explore the entire gamut of illustrative practice, including editorial, archaeological, architectural, technical, instructional, fashion, as well as illustration for greeting cards, websites, book covers and childrens books. Working on tailored and competition briefs will be a key component of the course. Lectures by visiting lecturers working in the field of illustration will take place throughout the course.

What will you Study?

In this course, the students will not only focus on developing their drawing, painting and media skills, but will also learn to regard their work in terms of commercial viability. Students will be actively encouraged to develop a range of illustrative styles and explore the entire gamut of illustrative practice, including editorial, archaeological, technical, advertising, instructional, fashion, as well as illustration for graphic novels, storyboards, greeting cards, websites, book covers and children's books. Working on tailored and competition briefs will be a key component of the course. 

Year 1:
Illustrative Style
Materials and Processes for Illustration
Media
Materials and Techniques for Illustration
Representational Illustration
Principles of Life Drawing for Illustrators
Contextual and Cultural Referencing in Art and Design
Fine Art Printmaking
Digital Image Creation and Development

Year 2:
Comics and Sequential Art
Refined Life Drawing for Illustrators
Expressing Illustrative Style
Imaginative and Conceptual Illustration
Professional Practice for Illustrators
Layout
Design and Typography
Art
Design and Media
Practice within the Digital Environment
Critical Studies in Art and Design
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

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