This survey class will explore the History of Illustration from Medieval illuminated manuscripts to today's craze for food, medical and manga illustration. The social and cultural contexts for illustration will be examined, along with the impact of evolving technologies and art movements, the role of printmaking within illustration, the position of illustration in the artistic hierarchy and what illustration tells us about the social and political moments it records?
This course is a part of the NSCAD University credit curriculum. Audit students are not required to complete course assignments or take examinations and do not receive an evaluation, critiques, or a grade. Audit students may, with the approval of the instructor, participate in class discussions and work. Audit courses do not count towards full-time status, graduation requirements, or eligibility for any financial aid.