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Illustration and the Rise of Popular Culture
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 7.5 credits, including all first-year requirements (5.0 credits), and 1.0 credit of second-year liberal arts & sciences (including 0.5 credit in VISA/VISC/VISD/VISM).
This lecture-seminar course traces the development of illustration in the 19th and 20th centuries in relation to popular culture and literacy in the Western world. The range of subjects covered includes: posters, book illustration, advertising, magazine covers and editorial illustration. Students analyze the relationship of illustration to the written text/narrative, the effects on illustration of the evolution of printing technology, its links to publishing and the spread of the popular arts. The course emphasizes the contemporary scene, examining the work of illustrators who have developed distinctive styles challenging traditional assumptions about the nature and scope of illustration.
Anti-requisite: Students who have taken ACAD 3B21 or VISC 3B21 may not take this course for further credit.
Notes: Priority Registration for Illustration majors.

Priority registration for this course will be lifted on Tuesday, July 24, 2012.

Course code change 2011-12
Course was last updated June 20, 2012 - 3:04 PM