History of Illustration

Parsons School of Design: Art and Design History

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

History of Illustration

Spring 2021

Taught By: Faculty TBA

Section: A

CRN: 7667

Credits: 3

This course focusses on the modern history of visual communication using illustration as its point of departure whilst weaving in histories of animation and visual effects beginning in the 19th century. Students will examine illustration styles and techniques from all over the world as well as methods used for animation and visual effects in feature film and television. With a critical gaze, we will examine the symbols that appear throughout these narratives and undertake how the dissemination of stereotypical cultural artifacts propagated cycles of oppression and power within the United States and around the globe. Topics include a timeline of technological advancements, individual artist styles, cultural developments, and implementation with hands-on projects, lectures, discussions, screenings, and research. A critical gaze will be placed upon the utilization of this media starting with the industrial revolution and the effect of technological change on the arts and culture as well as the social and political usages of this media by state organizations and activist groups throughout the modern era.

Open to: University undergraduate degree students, freshmen and sophomores only. Pre-requisites: first-year university writing course and at least one prior history or methods course in art, media, film, or visual culture.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art and Design History (PLAD)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Max Enrollment: 20

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:05am 7/10/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: 66 5th Ave

Room: 716

Date Range: 1/22/2021 - 5/7/2021