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Collaboration a highlight of Bachelor of Illustration

13 Oct 2009

A feature of the Bachelor of Illustration course has been the collaboration with Higher Education students from other faculties.

This year during the September Skills Week, we have run events in a collaborative venture with the Bachelor of Australian Popular Music and the Bachelor of Writing & Publishing and have organised presentations from leading figures from key arts organisations, addressing a range of topics including applying for grants, copyright issues, and starting up and maintaining an arts business.

Speakers so far have included Kevin Brennan from AMAG (Arts Management Advisory Group) and Tamara Winicoff, Executive Director of NAVA National Association of the Visual Arts. After a BBQ lunch, most Bachelor of Illustration students completed a Certificate in Responsible Serving of Alcohol at the NMIT Hospitality Department. Megan Evans, Manager of the music venue, Bennett's Lane spoke to students from the music and illustration degrees.

Collaboration is a key aspect of the creative process explored in the Bachelor of Illustration. We have successfully cooperated with AFDO (the Australian Federation of Disability Organisations) in producing a poster for their inaugural AGM and cover relative for conference booklet. Students have completed a CD package design for a PBS world music compilation, and posters in cooperation with the Bachelor of Popular Music to promote visiting performers and events.

We are currently in the process of illustration and design for the Bachelor of Wine and Viticulture Degree. This is a creative collaboration that will yield designs for wine labels, posters, invitations, etched glasses, a website and other visual promotional initiatives in conjunction with the event launch of the 2009 student wine.

Dr Colleen Morris: Head of Program
Stephen Pascoe: Lecturer


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