Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


1-basic understanding on diversity and stylistic development of illustration as a professional practice as well as on the history of the discipline

2 -understanding of the interplay of text and image, sequential image-making and visual narrative

3 -increased ability to create visual concepts and to communicate ideas and information visually

4 -practice on personal visual expression in the context of illustration

Credits: 6

Schedule: 03.10.2023 - 02.11.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Penni Osipow, Lönnqvist

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: Finnish, Swedish, English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    - fundamentals of graphic storytelling, visual narrative and sequential image-making

    - fundamentals of different illustration genres and the contemporary illustration landscape - introduction to the professional, cultural, theoretical and historical contexts of pictorial storytelling

    - visual explorations of the boundaries of illustration

    - visual explorations on personal visual language

    - creating illustration sequence for a defined context.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Participation in teaching, completed assignments.

    Minimum 80% attendance.

    See MyCourses for more detailed information on evaluations methods and criteria.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    6 ECTS ≈ 162h, of which 56 h contact teaching



Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn I - II
    2023-2024 Autumn I - II

    Enrollment :

    Registration for courses: Sisu. 

    Priority order:

    1. Bachelor’s Programme in Art and Media degree students and exchange students
    2. Bachelor’s Programme in Design degree students
    3. Other ARTS students

    Minimum amount of participants: 8
    Maximum amount of participants varies according to the implementation of the course.