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,
Sem 2 2019


Brunswick Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context


Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2021


Brunswick Campus


515T Creative Industries


Sem 1 2022,
Sem 2 2022,
Sem 1 2023,
Sem 2 2023,
Sem 1 2024

Course Coordinator: Ruth Wellington

Course Coordinator Phone: 9925 9988

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: B515.2.03

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

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:

1. 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.

4. 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:

1. Analyse and respond to an industry style brief, selecting and applying appropriate and creative illustrative outcomes.

2. Investigate and interpret source material to develop effective illustrations and images

3. Apply your skills in digital imaging and image capture to produce, edit and correct artwork

4. Develop creative digital design outcomes using industry software appropriately and effectively

Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning activities will take place in a computer environment 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

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided including books, references and web sources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning. Student learning resources also include access to computer laboratories and relevant software.
Online learning tools and content

 As a student in this program, you can access online learning tools and resources for your program and associated courses from the RMIT student website.

  RMIT will provide you with specific course materials for learning through our online system (Canvas). The course and workshop notes are posted on Canvas.

RMIT Library

There are services available to support your learning through the University Library.
The library provides guides on academic referencing along with specific subject guides.

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 also provides a variety of resources including databases, e-journals, e-books and websites. You can find more information on Library services at: 

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period. 

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester and feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

 Assessment tasks are:

  • Assignment 1 Label design (20% of final grade)
    This assessment task supports CLO 1,2,3,4

  • Assignment 2 Digital portrait (40% of final grade)
    This assessment task supports CLO 1,2,3,4

  • Assignment 3 Poster design (40% of final grade)
    This assessment task supports CLO 1,2,3,4