Course Title: Drawing and Digital Illustration

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Drawing and Digital Illustration

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


320T Architecture & Urban Design


Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019


Brunswick Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context


Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 2 2021


Brunswick Campus


515T Creative Industries


Sem 1 2022,
Sem 2 2022,
Sem 1 2023,
Sem 2 2023,
Sem 1 2024

Course Coordinator: Lorette Broekstra

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9988

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: B515.2.03

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you will use digital and manual techniques to represent and communicate concepts. Through developing and refining skills in observational and conceptual drawing you will gain expertise in the appropriate use and application of different drawing media. Your technical skills in digital software will be enhanced to create a range of images in response to briefs.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program outcomes:

1. Identify and employ a range of graphic and communication techniques in order to design, refine and produce artwork using well developed digital production skills for multiple contexts.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

1. Employ and adapt illustration conventions to a range of different outcomes

2. Create and produce technical illustrations using appropriate software

3. Select and apply a range of drawing techniques and digital media to represent and communicate a concept

Overview of Learning Activities

You will engage in learning activities that take place in both a drawing studio, a computer laboratory using industry software and online. Activities involve digital and manual exercises and briefs. You will also be required to undertake independent study.

Overview of Learning Resources

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided including books, references and web sources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning. Student learning resources also include access to computer laboratories and relevant software.
Online learning tools and content
As a student in this program, you can access online learning tools and resources for your program and associated courses from the RMIT student website.

RMIT will provide you with specific course materials for learning through our online system (Canvas). The course and workshop notes are posted on Canvas.

RMIT Library
There are services available to support your learning through the University Library.
The library provides guides on academic referencing along with specific subject guides.
The University Library has extensive resources for Graphic Design students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies

The library also provides a variety of resources including databases, e-journals, e-books and websites. You can find more information on Library services at: 

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester and feedback will be given on all assessment tasks. 


Digital Assessment 1 20% 
(Task1A 5%, Project1B 15%)
This task supports CLO 1,2,3

Digital Assessment 2 30%
(Task2A 5%, Project2B 25%)

This task supports CLO 1,2,3


Drawing Folio 30%
This task supports CLO 1,2

Drawing project 20%
This task supports CLO 1,2