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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: GRAP5296C

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

School: 320T Architecture & Design

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5249 - Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

Course Contact : Jennifer Crowley

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email:design.tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

 Cathy Jankowsky  cathy.jankowsky@rmit.edu.au 
Jane Mancini jane.mancini@rmit.edu.au                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Marnie Rudd marnie.rudd@rmit.edu.au

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

This unit has linkages to all the specialisation units in the Visual Arts Craft and Design Training Package, and to units from other Training Packages.

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop drawings which represent and communicate the concept. This is a core unit which complements all the specialisation units. It is different from the drawing specialisation units which focus on drawing as an art form. This unit goes beyond the scope of CUVCOR07B Use drawing techniques to represent the object or idea and CUVCOR08B Produce drawings to represent and communicate the concept in terms of the complexity of skill requirement, use of techniques and sophistication of representation. This work would usually be carried out under supervision.
This is a core unit which underpins many other specialisation units.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.


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

Element:

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 context.
 

Element:

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.
 

Element:

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


This unit contains employability skills.


Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will take place in a studio, workshop or classroom using industry standard tools and resources. You will complete exercises and industry style projects. You will also be required to undertake independent study.
Mode of delivery for this course is face-to-face.
In class activities may include:

class exercises to review discussions
practical demonstrations
design activities or projects
online activities 
peer learning
peer teaching and class presentations
group discussion
online research
independent project based work
teacher directed group activities/projects


Teaching Schedule

GRAP 5296C Drawing Techniques


Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material outlined in the Weekly Outline, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.
 

Week
 

Class contentDueLearning elements
SEM 1
Wk 9
Overview of course content and assessment requirements. Designer’s tool kit and materials
EXERCISE 1 -
Grey scale
Identification of basic shapes
ASSESSMENT PROJECT -
1 x grey scale drawing
1 x illustration of shapes
SEM 1
Wk 16
 
3
Wk 10EXERCISE 2 -
Identifying 1 point perspective
Observation through magazine
Quick freehand sketching
ASSESSEMENT PROJECT -
3 x drawing activities
1 x magazine cutting with figures drawn in at the appropriate scale
2 x sheets of magazine images drawn over with pen identifying horizon line, view point & vanishing point
1 x sketch of a corridor
Wk 161
Wk 11EXERCISE 3 -
1 point perspective grid
Placement of boxes and figures to scale
ASSESSMENT PROJECT -
1 x 1 point perspective grid
1 x "room" with cubes and figures in it
Wk 16 2 - 3
Wk 12EXERCISE 4 -
Identifying 2 point perspective
Observation through magazine
Quick freehand sketching
ASSESSEMENT PROJECT -
3 x drawing activities
1 x magazine cutting with figures drawn in at the appropriate scale
2 x sheets of magazine images drawn over with pen identifying horizon line, view point & vanishing point
1 x sketch of an interior
Wk 16 1
Wk 13EXERCISE 5 -
2 point perspective grid
Placement of boxes and figures to scale
ASSESSMENT PROJECT -
1 x 2 point perspective grid
1 x "room" with cubes and figures in it
Wk 16 2 - 3
Wk 14EXERCISE 6 -
Plan to 3D - freehand perspective drawing
1 point perspective drawings
Locating furniture in space
ASSESSMENT PROJECT -
Minimum of 3 x 1 point perspective views
Minimum of 3 x 2 point perspective views
Wk 16 1 - 3
Wk 15 FOLIO WORK -
Revise challenging tasks
Improve renderings
Work on the presentation of folio
Wk 16 1 - 3
Wk 16FOLIO SUBMISSION
Task 1 Assessment projects set in
EXERCISE 1 - 6
SEM 1
Wk 16
 
 1 - 3
  MID SEMESTER BREAK  
SEM 2
Wk 1
 
EXERCISE 7 -
Develop floor plan
Pen and ink drawing
ASSESSMENT PROJECT -
1 x floor plan - drawing in ink
SEM 2
Wk 9
 
 1 - 3
 Wk 2EXERCISE 8 -
Concept layout of furniture on the floor plan
Pen and ink drawing
ASSESSMENT PROJECT -
1 x floor plan with furniture - drawing in ink
 Wk 9 1 - 3
 Wk 3EXERCISE 9 -
Produce elevations
Pen and ink drawings
ASSESSMENT PROJECT -
Elevations without furniture - drawings in ink
Elevations with furniture - drawings in ink
 Wk 9 1 - 3
 Wk 4 Continue EXERCISE 9 Wk 9 1 - 3
 Wk 5EXERCISE 10 -
Produce effective 1 point perspective drawings
Pen and ink drawings
Drawing furniture, lighting etc. from cube
ASSESSMENT PROJECT -
1 x 1 point perspective drawing - drawing in ink
 Wk 9 1 - 3
 Wk 6EXERCISE 11 -
Produce effective 2 point perspective drawings
Pen and ink drawings
Drawing furniture, lighting etc. from cube
ASSESSMENT PROJECT -
1 x 2 point perspective drawing - drawing in ink
 Wk 9 1 - 3
 Wk 7 Continue EXERCISES 10 & 11 Wk 9 1 - 3
 Wk 8FOLIO WORK -
Revise challenging tasks
Improve renderings
Work on the presentation of folio
 
 Wk 9 1 - 3
 Wk 9FOLIO SUBMISSION -
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Task 2 Assessment projects set in
EXERCISE 7 - 11

EXERCISE 12 -
Rendering all elements of Soft Furnishings
Introduction to markers and pencils
Tonal drawing - shadows & light source
Texture, colour, line work / weight
Hard and soft finishes - reflection and diffusion
Experimentation of rendering techniques
Mixed media techniques 
Rendering floor plan
ASSESSMENT PROJECT -
1 x rendered floor plan

 SEM 2
Wk 9

 

 

 

 


Wk 16
 

 1 - 3
Wk 10Continue EXERCISE 12 -
Rendering all elements of Soft Furnishings
ASSESSMENT PROJECT -
Rendered elevations with furniture
Wk 16 1 - 3
Wk 11EXERCISE 13 -
Rendering all elements of Soft Furnishings
Rendering perspective drawings
Light, shadow and reflection
Highlighting Soft Furnishing elements
ASSESSMENT PROJECT -
1 x rendered 1 point perspective drawing
Wk 16 1 - 3
  MID SEMESTER BREAK  
Wk 12 Continue EXERCISE 13Wk 16 1 - 3
Wk 13EXERCISE 14 -
Rendering all elements of Soft Furnishings
Rendering perspective drawings
ASSESSMENT PROJECT -
1 x rendered 2 point perspective drawing
Wk 16 1 - 3
Wk 14 Continue EXERCISE 14Wk 16 1 - 3
Wk 15FOLIO WORK -
Revise challenging tasks
Improve renderings
Work on the presentation of folio
Wk 16 1 - 3
SEM 2
Wk 16
 
FOLIO SUBMISSION
Task 3 Assessment projects set in
EXERCISE 12 - 14
Include Task 2 Folio EXERCISE 7-11

SEM 2

Wk 16

 1 - 3


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

GRAP 5296C Drawing Techniques
RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this
course through our online systems and access to specialised facilities and relevant software. You will also have access of the library resources
Scalise, CM. 2008, Interior Design Illustrated, Fairchild Books
Doyle, M E., 2007, Colour Drawing - design drawing skills for Architects, Landscape Architects and Interior Designers
3rd Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, New Jersey, Canada, 2007
Ching, Francis DK & Binggeli, Corky, 2012, Interior Design Illustrated, 3rd Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey
(Also available as E-book from Library website)
Seidler D, Korte’ A., 2010, Hand Drawing For Designers - Communicating ideas Through Architectural Graphics, Fairchild Books, New York
Mitton, M., 2012, Interior Design Visual Presentation: A Guide to Graphics, Models, and Presentation Techniques, 4th Edition, John Wiley & Sons, New York
Plunkett, D., 2009, Drawing For Interior Design, Laurence king publishing
Drawing Techniques course notes and Materials List are on Blackboard MYRMIT - Please note that you will be required to print out all notes as required by your teacher
 


Overview of Assessment

The following evidence is critical to the judgement of competence in this unit:
• production of a series of drawings which demonstrate a command of the selected techniques and which successfully communicate the concept.


Assessment Tasks

This folio is made up of a series of assessable exercises as outlined in the weekly schedule
All components must be addressed to gain a pass in this course and be deemed competent overall
You will receive feedback with verbal and/or written evaluation of your progress within class time. The submitted projects will be assessed with written feedback as well a

CHD - Competent with High Distinction
CDI - Competent with Distinction
CC - Competent with Credit
CAG - Competency Achieved – Graded                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              NYC - Not Yet Competent
DNS - Did Not Submit for Assessment

Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks. Summative assessment tasks in this course are graded.
Feedback throughout the course may be written, verbal or a combination of both.
To demonstrate competency in this course you need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.
Formative Assessment
1. TASK 2 FOLIO
Assessment projects set in EXERCISES 7 - 11
- Develop floor plan
- Concept layout of furniture on the floor plan
- Produce elevations
- Produce effective 1 pt perspective drawings
- Produce effective 2 pt perspective drawings
Due week 9 of Semester 2
Summative Assessment
1. TASK 1 FOLIO
Assessment projects set in EXERCISES 1 - 6
Grey scale & identifying basic shapes
Identifying 1 pt perspective
1 pt perspective grid
Identifying 2 pt perspective
2 pt perspective grid
Plan to 3D grid
Due week 17 of Semester 1
2. TASK 3 FOLIO
Assessment projects set in EXERCISES 12 - 14
Rendering techniques for floor plan & elevations
Rendering 1 pt perspective
Rendering 2 pt perspective
Due week 16 of Semester 2
Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also use graded assessment

HD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC Not yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment


Assessment Matrix

An assessment matrix demonstrating alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency is available from the course contact person (stated above).

Other Information

 Attendance
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.
Feedback - You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Student feedback at RMIT:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=9pp3ic9obks7
Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1

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. Special consideration, appeals and discipline:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y
Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.
Academic Integrity and Plagiarism - RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n

Drawing Techniques underpins many other specialisation units, which will allow us to assess your project work against several competencies.
This unit supports LMFID4005A Research and recommend soft furnishings for interiors. Drawings produced in Drawing Techniques are used in the presentation boards for Soft Furnishings.
This is a core unit which underpins many other specialisation units. 

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