ILU404 - Specialization Studio

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Subject Title
Specialization Studio

Subject Description
This subject continues to build on the specific skills required to pursue the path students wish to take in their freelance career. The focus will be on preparing a series of final custom illustrations based on the students chosen theme(s). Students will also engage in research of possible employment avenues and options to follow up with after school ends. In consultation with their mentor/professor students will generate a production schedule and meet scheduled benchmarks in order to begin the practice of meeting realistic industry deadlines. Final works will be presented in the final week of classes to a panel of disciplined qualified faculty for final evaluation. Students will work in their preferred discipline to produce a portfolio in the area they choose to work in after graduation.

Pre-requisites: ILU204, ILU205, ILU307, EAC150.

Credit Status
Independent Illustration Diploma

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

1. Identify a niche appropriate to their chosen freelance path
2. Generate a production (work back) schedule
3. Produce a series of final works for evaluation by faculty/industry panel
4. Present final works works for evaluation by faculty/industry panel
5. 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.

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.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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