Course Title: Select and apply drawing techniques and media to represent and communicate the concept

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: GRAP5311C

Course Title: Select and apply drawing techniques and media to represent and communicate the concept

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4158 - Certificate IV in Design

Course Contact : Abby Seymour

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9426

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 80

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop drawings that represent and communicate the concept. This is a core unit that compliments all the specialisation units.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVCOR09B Select and apply drawing techniques and media to represent and communicate the concept


1. Research suitable drawing techniques for representing the concept.

Performance Criteria:

 1.1 Identify appropriate sources if information relating to a range of techniques and materials and their application to communicate the concept.
1.2 Systematically gather and organize the information.
1.3 Evaluate information in terms of the application of techniques and materials to the concept.
1.4 Select a range of possible techniques taking into account communication of the concept and the presentation context.


2. Determine purpose for drawings.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify purpose, scope and presentation context of drawing requirements.
2.2 Identify any technical requirements or specifications
2.3 Select a range of possible techniques taking into account communication of the concept and the presentation context


3. Explore drawing techniques and produce drawings.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Select appropriate materials and tools for drawing
3.2 Draw the concept using a range of selected techniques
3.3 Evaluate suitability of each technique in terms of its success in communicating the concept within the presentation context.
3.4 Select the drawing/s which best communicate/s the concept within the presentation context.
3.5 Prepare drawing/s for the identified presentation context.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

  • Classroom exercises
  • On sight drawing activities
  • Exploration of drawing materials
  • Exploration of drawing techniques
  • Applying appropriate drawings materials  to represent a concept
  • Applying appropriate drawing techniques to represent a concept
  • Development of a concept with research appropriate to the concept
  • Some learning activities will include a self-directed learning approach. Self directed learning refers to organised teacher-directed learning activities that students undertake independently, either as individuals or with other students. This may include workplace research, library assignments, fieldwork and work placements.

Teaching Schedule


 17 Feb O Week 
124 FebExercise 1 - Introduction to drawing
Pencil, charcoal
Sketchbook Journal requirements
202 Mar
Exercise 2 - line and contour
Texta, pencil
309 MarExercise 3 - Structural drawing
416 MarExercise 4 - tone and form
523 MarExercise 5 - light, tone and form
630 MarExercise 6 - TBA
76 - 13 AprilMid - term break (no class)

820 April
Exercise 7 - Perspective
927 AprilExercise 8 - Line and contour
Pen, ink
104 May
Exercise 9 - Pen and wash
Pen, ink, brush
1111 MayExercise 10 - Texture and pattern
Pen, ink, brush, watercolour
1218 May
Project 1 - Animated Objects
Collage elements, scissors, objects, camera
13 16MayProject 1 - Animated Objects
Pencil, ink, pen
1425 May
AGIdeas conference (no class)
151 June
Project 1 - Animated Objects
Pencil, ink, pen, watercolour, brushes
168 JuneSubmission of Exercises, Project 1 and Sketchbook journal for assessment1.1-1.4;2.1-2.3;3.1-3.5
1714 June

 Collection of assessed submissions

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Drawing materials and equipment to be brought to class on advice from the instructor and in line with the materials fee and kit list.

Overview of Assessment

Folio of exercises


Visual Journal

Students will be tutored with a verbal and/or written evaluation of their progress, within class time.
A final assessment of Competency Achieved or Not Yet Competent will be given at the end of the course when students will submit all completed work.
To be deemed competent students must satisfactorily complete all Learning Elements and related Performance Criteria.
Grading will be offered in addition to, and after, competency based assessment.

Assessment Tasks

10 Exercises 60%
1 Project 30%
Journal 10%

Assessment Matrix

Competency with High Distinction
CDI Competency with Distinction
CC Competency with Credit
CAG Competency
NYC Not Yet Competent
 DNS Did Not Submit

Other Information

Employability skills are “embedded” in the units of competency in your program. This means that you will be able to develop these skills as part of your learning, and when you demonstrate that you are competent in your particular job skills and knowledge, you are also demonstrating that you have developed relevant employability skills.
For more information about Employability Skills please refer to the Program Guide.
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.
Late submissions and single item extensions
In all courses marks are deducted for late submission unless Special Consideration or an Application for Extension is sought. If a student feels they may miss a deadline for a single item submission they may negotiate an extension with their teacher. They must negotiate the extension by the due date of submission. They must complete the Application for Extension form available for the Administration Office on level 1 B515. (This does not apply where there are a number of missed submissions due to general difficulties – see Special Consideration).
Cover Sheet for Submissions
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for ever piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges they are aware of the plagiarism implications noted below. Plagiarism is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person as though it is your own. It is a form of cheating and is a very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. Plagiarised material can be drawn from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual form, including electronic data and oral presentation. Plagiarism occurs when the origin of the material used is not appropriately cited. Is also occurs through enabling plagiarism, which is the act of assisting or allowing another person to plagiarise or to copy your own work. Please make sure you consider this carefully in completing all your work and assessments in this course and if you are unsure about whether you might have plagiarised, seek help from your teacher.
Work not seen in progress
If a student hands in any work that the teacher has never seen in class or discussed with the student prior to the submission, the teacher can refuse to assess the work on the basis of authentication issues. Course guide is subject to change in relation to project variations.

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