ILU204 - Sequential Narration and Comic Illustration

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Subject Title
Sequential Narration and Comic Illustration

Subject Description
An intro to storyboarding for illustrators, this subject will provide opportunities for students to explore and work on a number of challenging assignments. The process will include the interpretation of a shot list and understanding fully the language of storyboarding for commercials, film and comic books/graphic novels. Style and clarity of story telling is the emphasis.

Credit Status
Independent Illustration Diploma

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Develop an advanced understanding of quality of line
2. Create compositions that incorporate a line of action
3. Apply a basic knowledge of film language
4. Utilize an understanding of the story arc in developing images
5. Utilize an adaptation of text and image and the interface between them as it applies to sequential art
6. Apply the principles of caricature to both the story and the characters
7. Apply an understanding of the conventions of the genres of sequential narration
8. Respond constructively and professionally to giving and receiving critical feedback in the process of evaluating work.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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