ADD208 - Illustration Design

Unit details


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Online

From 2024
Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:ADV101
Unit Chair:Colin Trechter


Incompatible with:

ACV113, ACG276

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - online:

1 x 2-hour online seminar per week (recordings provided) 


Drawing skills and the speed in which you get ideas on the page, are still essential skills regardless of the broad digital environment. Conceptualising and communicating ideas in sketch form, through to having the ability to demonstrate a complex idea quickly and easily, drawing is still a process that is valuable to a design thinker. In this unit, students will think fast and draw fast with work completed in class time. There will be time to choose your best ideas and develop them further as folio pieces but the challenge in this unit will be to conceptualise ideas and put them on paper maximising this most essential communication tool.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

Choose appropriate materials and use these to draw and illustrate solutions to a given brief

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities


Demonstrate a variety of skills and techniques in drawing to communicate ideas

GLO2: Communication


Critically evaluate information to conceptualize ideas

GLO4: Critical thinking


Complete tasks in class with limited timeframe satisfying the requirements of the brief

GLO6: Self-management


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Foundational Drawing Skills   30% Week 4
Think fast, draw fast   40% Week 8
Editorial illustration and refinement/rework of past drawing   30% Week 11

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link ADD208
Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list.

Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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