Course Title: Apply techniques to produce drawings

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4218

Course Title: Apply techniques to produce drawings

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350T Fashion & Textiles


Term1 2013

Course Contact: Julia Raath

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9201

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use techniques, materials and tools for the production of drawings. As such the unit covers general knowledge and the application of basic techniques, which would generally be nominated by the supervisor. It is a specialisation unit and refers to a specific art form. This work would usually be carried out under supervision. It therefore differs from the units which relate to core drawing techniques for concept representation.

A selection of drawing tasks undertaken in this course will be directly applied into Design units.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This course is delivered concurrently with

VART 5905C Use of colour in textiles and
VART 5903CTextile design influences.
VART5904C Assist in the development of textile designs

Projects and assessment tasks have been designed to directly link to each of these competencies.

It is recommended that students ensure that enrollment in each of these courses occurs during the same teaching period.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUVVSP14A Apply techniques to produce drawings


1. Prepare and maintain physical resources to produce drawings

2. Use and test drawing techniques

3. Produce the drawings

Learning Outcomes

This studio based course gives students the opportunity to undertake practical assessment tasks that enable them to apply -

• general knowledge of physical properties and capabilities of the most commonly used materials and tools used in drawings
• general knowledge of different styles of drawing and the work of key practitioners
• overview knowledge of the formal elements and principles of design
• introductory knowledge of the historical and theoretical contexts for drawing
• typical work space and tool requirements for the production of different types drawings
• cleaning and maintenance techniques for tools used in drawing
• awareness of copyright, moral rights and intellectual property issues
• environmental issues associated with the tools and materials used in drawing
• organisational and legislative occupational health and safety procedures in relation to drawing
• literacy skills sufficient to read product safety labels
• numeracy skills sufficient to calculate quantities

Overview of Assessment

To achieve successful completion of this course students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of competency.

Assessement tasks have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner.

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including:

  • Visual Diary /journal
  • Problem solving and drawing exersices
  • OHS observational checklist.
  • Folio of drawings
  • Indvidual and group presentations

This unit is concurrently delivered with VART 5905C Use of Colour in Textiles and VART 5903C

AnalyseTextile Design Influences and VART5904C Assist in the development of textile designs
Several assessement tasks will be assessed across these courses.