Course Title: Illustration for Graphic Design

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Illustration for Graphic Design

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Assoc Professor Brad Haylock

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 0338

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 9.1.3D

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment or via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisite courses.

Students applying through a Single Course Application should be aware that an appropriate undergraduate program and presentation and approval of a Folio is a requirement for entry into this course.

Course Description

This course explores the design process through illustration. Projects will focus on illustrative content emphasising creation of well-resolved designs. You will engage in experimentation and conceptual thinking as appropriate for professional business environments.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • employ various media and methods of generating illustration for graphic design;
  • critically apply various illustration and design principles to create effective visual communication;
  • interpret issues surrounding a creative illustration/graphic design problem;
  • generate and evaluate multiple ideas through conceptual and illustrative techniques in response to a creative brief; and
  • produce and justify a resolved design outcome.

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be actively engaged in learning that involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, practical interactive exercises, group discussion and activities in which you will have the opportunity to put into practice the skills and knowledge discussed in class. Peer and self-critique is an integral part of the learning and teaching philosophy of the course.

Overview of Learning Resources

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

The University Library has extensive resources for Communication Design students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies

The Library provides guides on academic referencing: and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you met the course's learning outcomes. 

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: 30%

Assessment Task 2: 35%

Assessment Task 3: 35%