Course Title: Produce drawings to communicate ideas

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2018

Course Code: VART6469C

Course Title: Produce drawings to communicate ideas

School: 320T Architecture & Urban Design

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5333 - Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

Course Contact: Jenny Crowley

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email: interiors@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Carol Batchelor carol.bachelor@rmit.edu.au

Samantha Nguyen samantha.nguyen@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

None

Course Description

It applies to individuals who use drawings, either electronic or hand drawn, for personal use or in response to a project or brief. Drawings may include design concepts for objects, processes or spaces, movement sequences for performances or screen productions, exhibitions, tenders, proposals or publications.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUAACD301 Produce drawings to communicate ideas

Element:

1. Plan drawing work

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify drawing requirements from reference material and confirm with appropriate people if required

1.2 Identify factors, including contractual, legal and ethical factors, that may impact on how drawing work is undertaken

1.3 Gather information about drawing techniques, materials and equipment from a range of sources and determine how they may be used to communicate ideas

1.4 Evaluate information for its application to specific drawing briefs

Element:

2. Experiment to represent ideas

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Explore the capabilities of techniques, materials and equipment

2.2 Follow safety procedures for particular techniques, materials and equipment

2.3 Select approaches that best suit the purpose of drawings and their presentation context

Element:

3. Create drawings

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Organise materials, tools and equipment for selected techniques

3.2 Produce preliminary drawings and discuss their effectiveness with relevant people

3.3 Confirm intellectual property and other relevant legislative requirements are met

3.4 Finalise drawings, incorporating feedback on work in progress as required

3.5 Prepare drawings for the presentation context

 


Learning Outcomes


Evidence of the ability to:

  •  identify and analyse drawing requirements
  • explore techniques, materials and equipment safely
  • produce a series of drawings that:
  • show a command of selected techniques
  • successfully communicate the required ideas.

Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.


Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will take place in a studio / class room  using industry standard resources. You will complete exercises and industry relevant projects. You will also be required to undertake independent study  to complete assignments outside class time.

In class activities may include:
• Presentations and demonstration
• teacher directed group activities/projects with individual input from students 
• class exercises to practice and develop skills
• Analysis/critique of relevant material
• Student presentations with Teacher and Peer feedback and review
• Personal class time to discuss and develop own work for assessment/presentation 


Out of class activities may include:
• practical work on presentation of work
• investigation and research
• preparing of work for presentations
• project work
• independent research
• online research
You are expected to manage your learning and undertake an appropriate amount of out-of-class independent study and research.


Teaching Schedule

Weekly schedule will be published on your black board online portal

WEEK

SEM 1

Exercises / Studio work

Self directed learning

5 hours total

Submission DUE

 

11

 

 

Overview of course content & assessment requirements. Designers tool kit & materials. Introduction into Google community and required participation

Please bring in a range of pencils ( HB, 2B, 4B minimum)

 

·          Briefing TASK 1.

·          Learning to observe ... Exercises

 

       EXERCISE 1Scale and shapes

-       Grey scale

-       Identification of basic shapes

-       Structure and proportion + positive and negative space

-       Tonal shading

-       Explorations

 

PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE

·          Parallel lines

·          Straight lines

·          Vertical lines

·          Relaxed angles (30 degrees)

·          Simple shapes

 

 

12

 

 

       EXERCISE 2 - Identifying 1-point perspective

 

- Observation through magazine

- Quick freehand sketching

 

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

 

PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE

·          Try to do ‘a drawing the day’ in a small sketchbook that you always carry with you

 

13

 

 

 
EXERCISE 3  -  Identifying 2-point perspective

 

- Observation through magazine

- Quick freehand sketching

 

TASK 1

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

PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE….

 

 

14

 

 

  

      SUBMISSION OF AT 1 - EXERCISES 1-3  

·          Briefing TASK 2

 

      EXERCISE 4

·          1-Point perspective grid

- placement of boxes & figures - to scale.  Look at scale and placement of human figures into a depth of field                               

 

3 x drawing activities:

1 x 1-point perspective grid

1 x "room" with cubes and figures in it

Students must supply tracing paper, yellow trace, pens, pencils, scale ruler and set square

 

REVIEW + RESEARCH

·          draw few thumbnails of interiors in your sketchbook

Submission

Task 1

Exercise 1- 3

 

15

 

      

       EXERCISE 5

2-Point perspective grid

- placement of boxes & figures - to scale.  Look at scale and placement of human figures into a depth of field                               

                 

2 x drawing activities:

1 x 1-point perspective grid

1 x "room" with cubes and figures in it

You need to do 1 hour THIS week of Self Directed Learning

Practice + review + exercises + research

Do some perspective sketches of your room

 

16

 

     

       EXERCISE 6

·          Plan to 3d - freehand perspective drawing

- 1-point perspective drawings

-  Locating furniture in space

 

7x drawing activities:

1-point perspective drawing showing the translation from plan to perspective

Minimum 3 x 1-point perspective sketches (thumbnails)

Minimum 3 x 2-point perspective sketches (thumbnails)

 

You need to do 1 hour THIS week of Self Directed Learning

Practice + review + exercises + research

 

 

 

 

 

 

MID YEAR BREAK    (2.June- 8.July)

 

 

 

WEEK

SEM 2

Exercises / Studio work

Self directed learning

5 hours total

Submission DUE

 

 

1

 

      

      Folio work + studio time

 

-       Revise challenging tasks

-       Rendering

-       Work on the presentation of folio

 

And practice even more…

 

2

 

 

Submission of task 2

(exercises 4 - 6)

•                                                                                                                                                   STUDIO WORK

 

And more….

SUBMIT

TASK 2
(exercises 4 – 6)

 

3

 

Briefing Task 3

Content will support and underpin decorate residential area and soft furnishing for interiors.

The drawing tasks completed will directly link with required elements for the major assignment for both units.

 

Exercise 7 and exercise 9

 

·          Ink existing Floorplan

·          Develop floor plan sketching

·          Develop elevations sketching

 

5x drawing activities:

1 x floor plan - drawing in ink (existing condition)

4 X elevations – drawing in ink or pencil

Research + draw+ review

 

4

 

EXERCISE 8 and EXERCISE 9

 

·          Concept layout of furniture on the floor plan

-       Pencil

 

drawing activities:

1 x floor plan with furniture - drawing in pencil (3 options)

Research + draw+ review

 

5

 

 

 EXERCISE 9

·          Produce elevations

 

4x drawing activities:

4 x Elevations with furniture - drawings in pencils

 

Please bring to all classes your chosen furniture and fabric samples from Soft Furnishing and Decorate Residential Interiors

You need to do 1 hour THIS week of Self Directed Learning

PRACTICE + REVIEW + EXERCISES + RESEARCH

 

6

 

 

EXERCISE 7-9

Trace all floorplan and elevations in presentation quality

-       Pencil

5x drawing activities:

Floorplan and Elevations with furniture in pencil

 

PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE….

 

 

7

 

 

EXERCISE 10

·          Produce effective perspective drawings

·          1 Point Perspective

-       Pencil sketch

-       Pen and Ink trace off

-       Drawing furniture, lighting etc. from cube

 

1x drawing activity:

1-point perspective - drawing in ink

And practice even more…

 

8

 

 

EXERCISE 11

·          PRODUCE EFFECTIVE PERSPECTIVE DRAWINGS

·          2 Point Perspective

-       Pencil sketch

-       Pen and Ink trace off

-       Drawing furniture, lighting etc. from cube

 

1x drawing activity:

2-point perspective - drawing in ink

You need to do 1 hour THIS week of Self Directed Learning

PRACTICE + REVIEW + EXERCISES + RESEARCH

 

9

 

 

Submission of task 3 

(EXERCISES 7-11)

·          STUDIO TIME

 

PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE….

 

SUBMIT

TASK 3

(exercises 7 – 11)

 

10

 

Briefing: TASK 4.

 

EXERCISE 12

RENDERING TECHNIQUES for effective floor plans with a focus on Soft Furnishing

-  Introduction to markers and pencils

- Tonal drawing - shadows and light source

- Texture, colour, line work / weight

- Hard and soft finishes - reflection and diffusion

- Experimentation of rendering techniques

- Mixed media techniques

- Rendering floor plan

 

drawing activity:

1 x rendered floor plan with furniture

 

Students must bring to each class: markers, colour pencils + fabrics for reference + reference images of furniture and materials  to the rest of the classes

PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE even more…

 

 

11

 

 

EXERCISE 12 cont

RENDERING ELEVATIONS: highlighting Soft Furnishing elements

 

 

        Complete FLOOR PLAN + ELEVATION RENDERINGS

 

4x drawing activities:

Rendered elevations with furniture

 

You need to do 1 hour THIS week of Self Directed Learning

PRACTICE + REVIEW + EXERCISES + RESEARCH

 

12

 

 

EXERCISE 13

·          RENDERING

·          1-point perspective

-       Fabrics: Bed coverings, throws, bed-heads

-       Curtains: Types, styles, fabrics

-       Carpet, rugs, all other floor surfaces

-       Light, shadow and reflection

 

1x drawing activity:

1 x 1-point perspective rendered drawing

 

 

Research + draw+ review+ practice your rendering

 

 

 

 

13

 

 

EXERCISE 13 continued

·          RENDERING

·          1-point perspective

-       Upholstery; furniture, robes, cushions

-       Lighting and accessories

-       Wallpaper, artwork, mirrors etc.

-        

1x drawing activity:

1 x 1-point perspective rendered drawing

 

Research + draw+ review+ practice your rendering

 

 

14

 

EXERCISE 14

·          RENDERING

·          2-point perspective

-       Fabrics: Bed coverings, throws, bed-heads

-       Curtains: Types, styles, fabrics

-       Carpet, rugs, all other floor surfaces

 

2x drawing activities:

1 x 1-point perspective rendered drawing continued

1 x 2-point perspective rendered drawing

Research + draw+ review+ practice your rendering

 

 

15

 

 

EXERCISE 14 continued

·          RENDERING ALL ELEMENTS

·          2-point perspective

-       Upholstery; furniture, robes, cushions

-       Lighting and accessories

-       Wallpaper, artwork, mirrors etc.

 

1x drawing activity:

2-point perspective rendered drawing

 

 

Research + draw+ review+ practice your rendering

Finalize your portfolio to presentation standards

 

16

 

 

       MELBOURNE CUP WEEK

Submission of task 4 folio
exercises 12 - 14

(INCLUDE TASK 3 FOLIO WORK)

 

 

SUBMIT

TASK 4

(exercises12 – 14)

 

 

 

Overview of Assessment: Participants will undertake 4 Assessment Tasks in order to complete this unit.  

All projects must be submitted & passed in order to complete this course.

 

 

 

 


 



 



 



 

 

 



 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Learning resources include access to studios and computer laboratories and relevant software. You will also be expected to make use of the library resources.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in creative arts industry environments. The assessment environment must include access to:

  • equipment and materials required to produce drawings
  • information sources.

Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational educational and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.


Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment.

 

Assessment task                                              Content/requirements                          Hand out Date               Due date

1                                               Semester 1, Folio of task drawings                                     week 11                       week  14

2                                               Semester 1, Folio of task drawings                                     week 14                       week 2 sem 2

3                                               Semester 2, Folio of task drawings                                     week 3                         week 9

4                                               Semester 2, Folio of task drawings                                     week 10                       week 16

Graded assessment applies for courses within the Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

CHD         Competent with high distinction             80 - 100           Highly developed
CDI           Competent with distinction                    70 - 79            Well developed
CC            Competent with credit                           60 - 69            Developed
CAG         Competent achieved - graded                 50 - 59             Sound
NYC         Not Yet Competent
DNS         Did not submit for assessment


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency.

Elements123
Task   
1XXX
2XXX
3XXX

Other Information

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. Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks. Information on student feedback can be found here: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/rights-and-responsibilities/communication-and-feedback

Plagiarism

RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/rights-and-responsibilities/academic-integrity

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: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/assessment-and-exams/assessment/special-consideration 

Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of resources and student progression.

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