Course Title: Advanced Illustration Techniques

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Advanced Illustration Techniques

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


320T Architecture & Urban Design


Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018

Course Coordinator: Leigh Milward, Ann Langusch

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9426

Course Coordinator Email:,

Course Coordinator Location: B515.2.03

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you will expand upon the skills and knowledge developed in drawing and digital illustration and extend these into more complex industry style briefs. You will develop and extend skills and knowledge in the use of illustration software,
image capture and photo editing software. This course will involve investigation and translation of source material to apply to creative and conceptual illustrative outcomes.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program outcomes:

  • Identify and employ a range of graphic and communication techniques in order to design, refine and produce artwork using well developed digital production skills for multiple contexts.
  • Apply investigative skills to gather, analyse and interpret information and source material for a range of diverse contexts.

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

  • Analyse and respond to an industry style brief, selecting and applying appropriate and creative illustrative outcomes.
  • Investigate and interpret source material to develop effective illustrations and images
  • Apply your skills in digital imaging and image capture to produce, edit and correct artwork
  • Develop creative digital design outcomes using industry software appropriately and effectively

Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning activities will take place in a design studio and a computer laboratory using industry software. You will complete exercises, industry style briefs and research activities. You will also be required to undertake independent study.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Learning resources include access to studios and computer laboratories and relevant software. You will also be expected to make use of the
library resources. The University Library has extensive resources for Graphic 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 meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities. Assessment tasks are:

  • Design Project 1 (30% of final grade)
  • Design Project 2 (20% of final grade)
  • Design Project 3 (20% of final grade)
  • Design Project 4 (30% of final grade)

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.
If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
A student charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document:;ID=qwxbqbg739rl1