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Illustration Basics (5 cr)

Code: AM00CF40-3004

General information


21.11.2022 - 08.01.2023


01.01.2023 - 30.04.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching


Institute of Design and Fine Arts (LAB)


Lahti Campus

Teaching languages

  • Finnish


10 - 22

Degree programmes

  • Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Graphic Design


  • Anna Sailamaa

Scheduling groups

  • Harjoitukset 1 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)



Small groups

  • Harjoitukset 1

Learning outcomes

The student is able to
- produce an appropriate illustration based source material and understands the relationship between the source material and the illustration
- utilize various techniques of illustration and is acquainted with both analogue and digital illustration tools
- use visual storytelling and illustration in her or his own wotk and is familiar with the process of creating illustrations.

Learning material and recommended literature

Congdon, Lisa (2019): Find Your Artistic Voice. (Chronicle Books)
Congdon, Lisa (2014): Art, Inc. - The Essential Guide for Building Your Career as an Artist. (Chronicle Books)
Fig, Taylor (2010): How to Create a Portfolio & Get Hired: A Guide for Graphic Designers and Illustrators. (Laurence King Publishing)
Perry, Michael (2007): Hand Job: A Catalog of Type. (Princeton Architectural Press)
Salisbury, Martin (2022): Drawing for Illustration (Thames & Hudson)
Salisbury, Martin (2015): One Hundred Great Children’s Picture books (Laurence King Publishing)
Salisbury, Martin (2012): Children’s Picture books: The Art of Visual Storytelling (Laurence King Publishing)
Stern, Simon (2008): Illustrator’s Guide to Law and Business Practice.

The Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines

Bang, Molly (2016): Picture This. (Chronicle Books)
Berger, John (1972): Ways of Seeing. (Penguin Classics)
Cameron, Julia (1992): The Artist's Way

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