Course Title: Use advanced drawing techniques to represent and communicate concepts

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5234

Course Title: Use advanced drawing techniques to represent and communicate concepts

Portfolio: DSC

Credit Points: 0

Nominal Hours: 100.0

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)


City Campus


340T Art


Term1 2009,
Term1 2011,
Term1 2012,
Term2 2009

Course Contact: Ninna Cikoja

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course develops the knowledge and skills required to represent and communicate a concept through the use of advanced drawing techniques. 

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no prerequisites for this course.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VPAU012 Use advanced drawing techniques to represent and communicate concepts


1. Research advanced drawing techniques for representing the concept

2. Determine purpose for drawings

3. Explore and refine advanced drawing techniques

4. Produce advanced drawing(s)

5. Evaluate and prepare drawings for presentation

Learning Outcomes

In this course, you learn through:
1. In-class activities:

  • lectures
  • teacher directed group activities/projects
  • class exercises to review discussions/lectures
  • peer teaching and class presentations
  • group discussion
  • class exercises to review discussions/lectures
  • studio work.
2. Out-of-class activities include:
  • practical exercises
  • reading articles and excerpts
  • preparing for discussion
  • project work
  • independent research.
You are expected to manage your learning and undertake an appropriate amount of out-of-class independent study and research and industry guests speak about professional practice.

On completion of this course you will be able to:
  • Prepare and maintain physical resources for the production of drawings
  • Explore a range of drawing techniques
  • Produce advanced drawings.
You will also have an understanding of:
  • Occupational health and safety procedures
  • Physical properties and capabilities of the most commonly used materials
  • Techniques, materials and tools and the way they can be adapted and extended in the production of drawings
  • Approaches to drawing and the work of key practitioners.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of essential underpinning knowledge, and might include:

  • Production of a drawing portfolio
  • Observation over a sufficient time period demonstrating the application of this course
  • Written and/or oral questioning to assess knowledge and understanding.
  • Completion of an arts journal including personal reflection and feedback from relevant others
  • A portfolio of evidence.

You will be required to demonstrate the following:
  • produce drawings which demonstrate a command of selected advanced drawing techniques which successfully represent and communicate the concept
  • research and evaluate advanced drawing techniques
  • the ability to critically analyse own work
  • reflect consistent interaction with teachers in the studio in order to be considered for assessment.