Offered: Second and Third Quarter, of the Second Year
Instructors: Virginia Ferrante-Iqbal, Instructor, Lead Instructor
Sandra Gabelli, Assistant Professor
Credits: 4 Credits: 3 Lecture hours and 9 Studio hours per week
Experience in analyzing problems of the visual artist and formulating practical solutions. Includes facilities, production scheduling, budget and accounting, personnel relations, ethics, contracts, and copyright law.
- Identify the needs of establishing a freelance practice.
- Set hourly rate charges consistent with regional standards.
- Understand tax and benefit systems for the self-employed illustrator.
- Maintain ethical professional standards.
- Write a contract.
- Understand copyright laws for self, university, client, or any other purchaser or user.
- Know principles and legalities of re-use clauses, how to apply in writing a contract.
- Identify personnel, space, and equipment for establishing or maintaining a medical illustration facility to meet specific institutional needs.
- List with source; materials and supplies needed in a department of medical illustration.
- List the components of a departmental budget.
- Know and be able to compare a cost-accountable production department and a subsidized in-house service department.
- Identify budget and salary guidelines and apply them to a given situation.
- Copyright Forms
- Contract Forms
- Studio Equipment List
- Department Library
- Names and Addresses of Suppliers and Art Organizations
- Legal Guide For The Visual Artist, Tad Crawford
- Graphic Artists Guild Handbook Pricing and Ethical Guidelines
- Manuscripts and Illustrations
- Course Assignments
The student will be given a journal manuscript requiring an illustration. He or she will meet with their art director (Neil Hardy) learn the requirements of the assignment, negotiate a price and due date, and prepare a contract. Sketches will be prepared and discussed with the art director. After approval final art will be prepared and delivered on schedule. After completion copyright forms are prepared.
- 1:1 faculty-student interface
- Interim class critique
- Role playing
- Completed project evaluation
- Final class critique
- Final grade
Course dates will be announced.
All students with disabilities who require accommodations for this course should contact Catherine L. Will, Disability Services Coordinator for Graduate Biomedical Education (firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-614-3781) at their earliest convenience to discuss their specific needs. Please note that accommodations are not retroactive.