Course Title: Design Drawing: ideas,objects and diagrams

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Design Drawing: ideas,objects and diagrams

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

GRAP1036

City Campus

Undergraduate

315H Architecture & Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2013

GRAP1036

City Campus

Undergraduate

320H Architecture & Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Malte Wagenfeld

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5327

Course Coordinator Email: malte.wagenfeld@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment via email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

No pre-requisites or prior knowledge required.


Course Description

This course will introduce you to design drawing as a thinking and communication tool.

You will learn the design-drawing method of rapid visualisation to enable you to generate, reflect on, analyse and develop ideas and concepts.

You will learn to use and apply form, shadow, line weight and freehand perspective to visualise and communicate objects, ideas, processes and systems for engineering, science, business and design.
 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

• Apply design-drawing skills to visualise, explore and communicate ideas, processes, concepts and objects.
• Synthesise and apply appropriate drawing techniques towards an intended outcome
• Demonstrate a proficiency in the use of drawing skills: form, perspective, line weight and shadow.
• Use drawing techniques appropriate toward you disciplinary focus.
• Analyse, reflect on and critique your own work and that of your peers.



Overview of Learning Activities

During this course you will participate in tutorial demonstrations and a range of practical learning activities, drawing workshops and documenting processes to explore and develop your design drawing skills within a drawing studio environment.

You will undertake a set of projects that will guide you through the design drawing process and enable you to develop specific capabilities. Your lecturer will help you tailor each of your projects to suit your capabilities and disciplinary focus.

You will contribute to class critiques and receive verbal and/or written feedback from academic staff and your peers through a variety of consultations, presentations and tutorials. This feedback will help you track your learning against the specified learning outcomes for this course.
 


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT University will provide you with a range of resources and tools to engage in this course, including studio and workshop facilities, online systems and professional equipment. A selected range of supplies are available, as well as support from technical staff. You will also have access to a wide range of online and hardcopy resources through RMIT University Library.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on your development and on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes. Assessment may include work arising from in class workshops, projects and presentations.

Assessment will cover both practical and theoretical aspects of your learning. Project work will allow you to focus your learning toward your capabilities and disciplinary specialisation.

You will be required to submit a drawing journal that documents your development and learning throughout this course.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the Studio Coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

An assessment charter http://mams.rmit.edu.au/kh6a3ly2wi2h1.pdf summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document: