Core Module Information
Module title: Illustration, Text and Image

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: DES08113
Module leader: Julia Buchanan
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Art Design and Photography

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

You will explore different design research methods that will facilitate the consideration and generation of visual ideas. You will employ sketching, brainstorming and visual exercises to stimulate the initial development and synthesis of design ideas.Working in 2D and 3D you will conceptualise and create sequences of visual material to convey information, ideas and narratives suitable for a range of target markets and audiences. By employing drawing, other illustrative techniques and typography you will create narrative sequences that convey character, place and scenario.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Use a variety of drawing techniques to convey figure, portrait, object and environment.

LO2: Apply illustrative techniques, visual language and digital skills to drawing, composition and narrative sequence suitable for specific target markets and genres.

LO3: Implement the design process to create relationships between illustration and typography which convey narrative sequence suitable for contemporary design practise.

LO4: Demonstrate a broad, integrated knowledge and critical understanding of historic and contemporary illustrative techniques and their use in visual communication.

LO5: Articulate and present design solutions and prototypes in concise and persuasive terms that show developing hand and digital skills.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, In Person, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: In Person
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Julia Buchanan
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 48
Face To Face Guided independent study 140
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 50 1~2~3~4~5 8 , WORDS= 0
Portfolio 50 1~2~3~4~5 13 , WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Illustration, Text and Image