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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 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 of information relating to a range of techniques and materials and their application to the communication of a concept
1.2 Systematically gather and organise 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 of the 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 the 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

 Week ActivitiesCUVCOR09B



 1 Exercise 1 - Introduction to drawing
Pencil, charcoal
Sketchbook Journal requirements
 1.1-1.4;2.1-2.3;3.1-3.4 See CUVDSP11B Illustration Techniques course guide
2Exercise 2 - line and contour
Texta, pencil
3Exercise 3 - line and contour - drawing at the Zoo
Texta, pencil
4Exercise 4 - Structural drawing
5Exercise 5 - tone and form
6Exercise 6 - light, tone and form
7Exercise 7 - Perspective
8Exercise 8 - Pen and wash
Pen, ink, brush
9Project 1 - Drawing for illustration1.1-1.4;2.1-2.3;3.1-3.4 
10Project 1 - Drawing for illustration1.1-1.4;2.1-2.3;3.1-3.4 
11Project 1 - Drawing for illustration1.1-1.4;2.1-2.3;3.1-3.4 
12Project 1 - Drawing for illustration1.1-1.4;2.1-2.3;3.1-3.4 
13Project 1 - Drawing for illustration Submission1.1-1.4;2.1-2.3;3.1-3.4 
14Project 2 -Editorial illustration1.1-1.4;2.1-2.3;3.1-3.4 
15 Project 2 -Editorial illustration 1.1-1.4;2.1-2.3;3.1-3.4 
16 Project 2 -Editorial illustration1.1-1.4;2.1-2.3;3.1-3.4 
17Project 2 -Editorial illustration1.1-1.4;2.1-2.3;3.1-3.5 
18Project 2 -Editorial illustration 1.1-1.4;2.1-2.3;3.1-3.4 

Project 2 -Editorial illustration Submission

Submission of folio of exercises and sketchbook

20Collection of submitted work  

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

8 Exercises 50%
2 Projects 40%
Journal 10%

Assessment Matrix

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

Other Information

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.
Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.
Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:

Cover Sheet for Submissions
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications. Please refer to the following URL for further information regarding plagiarism.

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.

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