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ACV203 - Visual Narrative Studio

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:AAV381
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Gali Weiss





Incompatible with:

AAV381, ACV303, ACV403

Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour Seminar per week


This unit will include analysis and discussion of a wide range of visual narratives employed in visual images in the twentieth century. Like cinema, illustration has implemented visual narratives, via sequential imagery and established potent relationships between representations and text. Advertising, cartoons, picture story/books and comics communicate through image and word combinations. This unit will prioritise the structural and imaginative strategies significant to the development of visual narratives in singular (i.e. cartoons and advertisements) and sequential imagery (i.e. comics and picture story books). Analysis will focus on the development of figure/characters, locations/settings and visual narration via story boarding.


Journal of notes, collected material, drafts and resources, 1600 word equivalent, 40%

Story book mock-up suitable for submission to a publisher, 2400 word equivalent, 60%

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